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Is Gastrochesis Fatal
We don't know: We know that gastroschisis is more common in young mothers, and in mothers who smoke cigarettes. We also know that the rate of gastroschisis in babies is rising in many places , possibly related to exposure to chemicals in the environment, but there is a lot we don't know about why it happens. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Gastroschisis has no hereditary basis. In usually occurs in first-born babies of young mothers and associated anomalies are limited to intestinal atresia in 10% of cases. Omphalocele, on the other hand, has a high rate of associated anomalies (up to 60%) that may include chromosomal abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cover intestines: In gastroschisis, the intestines are uncovered. To cover the intestines, they can be returned directly to the abdomen in the operating room immediately, or they can be covered with a silastic bag and gradually returned to the abdomen over the next few days, followed by surgical closure of the abdomen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sure - even by 14 wk: Experienced centers and physicians/sonographers can detect fetal gastroschisis by 13-14 weeks. This is typically a fetal anomaly for teenage first-time mothers and may have to do with environmental toxic exposures (organophosphates from fruit/vegetable spraying, cocaine, amphetamines, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) nsaids etc). ...Read more
No: Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect to the right of the umbilicus. The bowel is exposed to the amniotic fluid and gets chemically irritated. Usually only small and/or large bowel are exposed. Omphalocele is a hernia of the umbilical cord. The defect is usually larger and may have bowel and liver in the sac. There can other defects associated with omphalos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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