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Is a gastroschisis or omphalocele the same?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Omphalocele is an abdominal wall defect through the umbilical ring.
Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect that usually occur to the right of the umbilical cord/umbilical ring. Omphalocele usually has an amniotic sac, gastroschisis does not. Omphalocele has a higher association with other congenital anomalies compared to gastroschisis.

In brief: No
Omphalocele is an abdominal wall defect through the umbilical ring.
Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect that usually occur to the right of the umbilical cord/umbilical ring. Omphalocele usually has an amniotic sac, gastroschisis does not. Omphalocele has a higher association with other congenital anomalies compared to gastroschisis.
Dr. Stephen Kim
Dr. Stephen Kim
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