Review patients before discharge home

In early infancy (<60 days of age), regardless of which technique is used, closure of the wound is typically not necessary. Beyond early infancy (>60 days), better cosmetic outcomes may be achieved if the wound is closed with simple interrupted sutures. An overview of suturing and wound closure is provided. The Plastibell provides a unique benefit over the other techniques in that it can be used outside the early infant period without regularly requiring surgical closure.