Silo Bags are preformed silicone bags indicated for use in infants with gastroschisis.
Silo Bags are indicated for the protection of the exposed bowel in infants and are suitable for a bedside staged closure or as a temporary protection before traditional surgical closure.
Silos provide a closed environment for containment of exposed intestine and can be placed soon after birth without need for general anaesthesia. The aim is to reduce the leakage of serous exudate and heat loss, stabilise the gut for transfer, reduce the risk of torsion and aid the staged reduction of the gut. The open end of the Silo is rolled over a solid but flexible silicone ring which is compressed to allow insertion into the peritoneal cavity. An adhesive dressing of suitable internal diameter to match the Silo is provided to secure the skin tabs to the skin.
The distal end of the bag is reinforced with nylon mesh and has an eye cut out for suspension with the elastic silicone tubing provided. A short length of the tubing (30cm approx.) can be cut off to form a slip knot around the Silo to help reduce the bowel.
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