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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.
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In addition, extracardiac disorders including omphalocele, gastrochisis, scoliosis, cleft lip-palate and central nervous system disorders may also be observed in association with ectopia cordis (4, 9).
There has been some suggestion in the literature that the fetuses with Gastrochisis can be divided into two groups based on the presence or absence of intestinal complications at the time of birth.
We identified all cases of Gastrochisis managed at West Virginia University Hospital Morgantown.
Observations were also made on whether the stomach was dilated or not and whether the sonographer felt that the Gastrochisis was complex based on the presence or absence of bowel atresia.
The only statistically significant outcome was associated with delta dilation (which is defined as the final ultrasound bowel dilation minus the baseline ultrasound bowel dilation) as well as type of Gastrochisis (complex vs.
Penman et al (5) found that Gastrochisis was more common in women younger than 20 years of age.
The current literature notes the presence of growth restriction in Gastrochisis babies as high as 24-67%.
There was however, a significant association between the type of Gastrochisis and the length of hospital stay as well as the number of days on ventilator and time to feeding.