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