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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Sometimes.: If there has been significant bowel necrosis and/or removal, then short bowel syndrome and malabsorption can plague the child and later adult. As a co ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
48 years experience Neonatology
OK: Sometimes the abdomen does not have enough room to put the intestines and stretching is necessary. I don't see a problem especially if a Pediatric su ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
31 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Incidence is rising: 20 years ago it would have been reported that about 1/10, 000 babies had gastroschisis. Now that risk may be as high as 3-4 in 10, 000 babies in some ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Connfusing question: Surgeons will often create a "silo" from 2 pieces of sterile fibrous material that are stitched on 3 sides. This acts as a temporary housing for the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Sure - even by 14 wk: Experienced centers and physicians/sonographers can detect fetal gastroschisis by 13-14 weeks. This is typically a fetal anomaly for teenage first-tim ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
27 years experience Pediatric Surgery
No: Omphalocele is an abdominal wall defect through the umbilical ring. Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect that usually occur to the right of the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
41 years experience Neonatology
Comparison: Omphalocele is usually associated with other congenital problems. like heart or genetics defects which affect long term outcome. Gastroschisis is not ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Gastroschesis: These tend to be much more difficult to manage.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Good: gastroschisis without intestinal injury is 100% survivable. Omphalocele on the other hand is associated with major heart and CNS defects that may prov ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tirabassi
22 years experience Pediatric Surgery
It Depends: Both require surgery. In general the prognosis for gastroschisis is better than for omphalocele. The reason is that omphaloceles can be associated w ... Read More

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