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Is gastrochesis fatal?
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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
4 doctors agree
In brief: Occasionally
Very rarely the intestines are so badly damaged, or infection sets in that can cause patients with gastroschisis to die.

In brief: Occasionally
Very rarely the intestines are so badly damaged, or infection sets in that can cause patients with gastroschisis to die.
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Complications decide
Untreated gastroschesis is not consistant with survival.
Agressive management has resulted in survival of all the cases I have worked with. Unfortunately there are some cases where the bowel twists on itself during pregnancy & cuts off circulation to bowel that must be removed. This can lead to life threatening complications. Prenatal detection allows planned delivery and early treatment.

In brief: Complications decide
Untreated gastroschesis is not consistant with survival.
Agressive management has resulted in survival of all the cases I have worked with. Unfortunately there are some cases where the bowel twists on itself during pregnancy & cuts off circulation to bowel that must be removed. This can lead to life threatening complications. Prenatal detection allows planned delivery and early treatment.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Not usually
Gastroschisis is a condition in newborns where the intestines reside outside the abdomen through an abdominal wall defect.
If the intestines are viable then the risk of additional problems is extremely low. Risk of other associated anomalies is very low.

In brief: Not usually
Gastroschisis is a condition in newborns where the intestines reside outside the abdomen through an abdominal wall defect.
If the intestines are viable then the risk of additional problems is extremely low. Risk of other associated anomalies is very low.
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