A 36-year-old member asked:
Can an ultrasound detect gastroschisis or an omphalocele?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Neonatology 41 years experience
Ultrasound: most of the times diagnosis is made prenatally, few times it is difficult to differentiate between the two based on ultrasound
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: The ability to find things on an ultrasound is often dependent on the type of equipment and the skills of the sonographer. In some settings they don't look for more than the BPD or head size to verify timing of pregnancy. If the study is done for prenatal diagnosis it is more detailed & should pick it up.
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Last updated Feb 1, 2017
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