gastroschisis

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gastroschisis

 [gas-tros´kĭ-sis]
a congenital fissure of the abdominal wall with protrusion of viscera.

gas·tros·chi·sis

(gas-tros'ki-sis), [MIM*230750]
A congenital fissure in the anterior abdominal wall not involving the umbilical cord; usually accompanied by protrusion of viscera.
[gastro- + G. schisis, a fissure]

gastroschisis

/gas·tros·chi·sis/ (gas-tros´kĭ-sis) congenital fissure of the anterior abdominal wall.

gastroschisis

[gastros′kəsis]
Etymology: Gk, gaster + schisis, division
a congenital defect characterized by incomplete closure of the abdominal wall with protrusion of the viscera. Compare omphalocele.
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Neonate with gastroschisis

gastroschisis

A condition characterised by a congenital defect in the anterior abdominal wall, often accompanied by protrusion of part of the small and/or large intestine. Simultaneous involvement of the thorax is termed thoracogastroschisis.

gas·tros·chi·sis

(gas-tros'ki-sis)
A defect in the anterior abdominal wall; usually accompanied by protrusion of viscera.
[gastro- + G. schisis, a fissure]

gastroschisis

a congenital fissure of the abdominal wall.