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Which is worse: an omphalocele or gastroschisis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Gastroschesis: These tend to be much more difficult to manage.

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Which is worse: gastroschisis or an omphalocele?

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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 associated with other problems, but it could be challenging for surgical repair and gut function afterwards

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