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What's omphalocele or gastroschesis?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 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 abdominal wall to the right of the navel. Omphalocele is when the intestines and possibly liver protrude into the base of the umbilical cord.
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Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Abdominal wall defects: Omphalocele is an abdominal wall defect through the umbilical ring and cord, usually contained within the amniotic sac. Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect usually right of the umbilical ring and cord without any sac.
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