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.
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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.
2384 grams * Treatment of Gastrochisis Silo 9 Primary repair 9 Complication of Gastrochisis Bowel perforation 1 Intestinal atresia 1 Bowel necrosis 2 Neonatal death 4 * 1 patient omitted since no repair done due to auto infarction of bowel Table 2.
Complex Gastrochisis affects morbidity and mortality but bowel dilation and thickness does not affect mortality.
Penman et al (5) found that Gastrochisis was more common in women younger than 20 years of age.