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Can you explain exactly what is wrong in gastroschisis?

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Dr. David Galbraith
Pediatrics
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In brief: Birth defect

In gastroschisis the baby is born with the intestines protruding ouside of the abdominal cavity through a hole (defect) beside the umbilicus (belly button).
For details including an image go to the birth defects homepage of the cdc at www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/birthdefects and select specific birth defects in the left column; scroll down to "gastroschisis".

In brief: Birth defect

In gastroschisis the baby is born with the intestines protruding ouside of the abdominal cavity through a hole (defect) beside the umbilicus (belly button).
For details including an image go to the birth defects homepage of the cdc at www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/birthdefects and select specific birth defects in the left column; scroll down to "gastroschisis".
Dr. David Galbraith
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