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What is the difference between gastroschisis and omphalocele?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 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 there is a higher risk of other birth defects with this condition. Here are some links: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001987/ http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001989/.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Defects: Both are abdominal wall defects. Gastroschisis occurs to right of umbilicus and has extruded bowel that in uncovered. Omphalocele is a herniation of abdominal contents in the base of the umbilical cord so the contents are covered. Omphalocele is associated with other congenital defects while gastroschisis is not.
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Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Many differences: There are many differences. Omphalocele is a defect at the umbilical ring, usually has an amniotic sac covering the organs, and can be associated with many other congenital anomalies. Gastroschisis is usually a defect on the right of the umbilical cord, does not have a sac, and usually not associated with many congenital anomalies.
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Whats the difference of omphalocele and gastroschisis?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 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 there is a higher risk of other birth defects with this condition. Here are some links: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001987/ http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001989/.
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