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Is gastrochesis hereditary?
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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
In brief: No
It is usually a small defect in the abdominal wall usually to the right of the umbilicus.
The intestine and stomach protrude through the defect into the amniotic fluid. The cause is not known.A successful repair may be done immediately postnatally, with a very good chance of survival. It is diagnosed definitively with ultrasound demonstrating a normal umbilical cord insertion in the fetal abdomen.

In brief: No
It is usually a small defect in the abdominal wall usually to the right of the umbilicus.
The intestine and stomach protrude through the defect into the amniotic fluid. The cause is not known.A successful repair may be done immediately postnatally, with a very good chance of survival. It is diagnosed definitively with ultrasound demonstrating a normal umbilical cord insertion in the fetal abdomen.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: No
The cases of gastroschisis occurring in progeny of parents who had gastroschisis is extremely rare as to be reportable.

In brief: No
The cases of gastroschisis occurring in progeny of parents who had gastroschisis is extremely rare as to be reportable.
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Gastroschisis is most often an isolated finding (defect in abdominal wall), not a part of multiple defects or abnormalities.

In brief: No
Gastroschisis is most often an isolated finding (defect in abdominal wall), not a part of multiple defects or abnormalities.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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