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What is the prognosis of an omphalocele and of gastroschisis?

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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 with other congenital malformations. The most significant of which are problems with the formation of the heart. Many infants, but not all, with gastroschisis will require intravenous nutrition for the first month of life but then go on to thrive.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the prognosis of gastroschisis and an omphalocele?

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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 prove quite significant.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
It depends upon the degree of the congenital deformity. The worse grade has a very very low survival rate.
Apr 28, 2015

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