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Medicine for omphalocele and gastroschisis

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Location: These are both birth defects where the intestine comes out of the abdominal wall through a defect. An omphalocele will be covered by a membrane, and t... Read More
Dr. Stephen Kim
Pediatric Surgery 27 years experience
There are many: There are many differences. Omphalocele is a defect at the umbilical ring, usually has an amniotic sac covering the organs, and can be associated wit... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristine Thayer
Pediatric Surgery 31 years experience
Congenital wall: Gastroschisis is a tear in the abdominal wall. It can result in the intestines escaping the cavity and spinning around, cutting off the blood supply(v... Read More
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Abdominal defect: Both are abdominal wall defects located at or to the right of the navel. Gastroschisis is when the intestines protrude through a defect in the abdomin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe: If the fetus cooperates an ultrasound technician may be able to get enough images of the area involved to sort out the two. It also depends on the si... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 23 years experience
Usually, yes.: Omphalocele comes from the umbilicus and is covered by a membrane, which makes it relatively smooth appearing. Gastroschisis has no covering so the i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristine Thayer
Pediatric Surgery 31 years experience
Congenital wall: Gastroschisis and oomphalocele represents congenital abdominal wall defects. Gastroschisis is a tear of the wall next to the umbilical cord allowing ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Pediatric Surgery 27 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 41 years experience
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
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Gastroschesis: These tend to be much more difficult to manage.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tirabassi
Pediatric Surgery 22 years experience
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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