Published: 2017-07-26

Gastroschisis-can be prevented?

Mahesweta Guru, Shefali Patil


Gastroschisis is a congenital anterior abdominal wall defect, adjacent and usually to the right of the umbilical cord insertion. Gastroschisis has no covering sac and no associated syndromes. This differentiates it from an omphalocele, which usually is covered by a membranous sac. G4P3L1D2 by date 37 weeks by scan 37 weeks (17.2) Ultrasonography S/O Gastrochisis delivered a male baby of 2.4kg and was shifted to the NICU. The exposed contents were given cellulose dressing. On post-natal day 2 baby was taken for abdominal wall repair. Baby was started on Ryle’s tube feeding and was further managed by the neonatologist.



Gastrochisis, Omphalocoele

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