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 Discussion of Gastroschisis
- Gastroschisis is the herniation of fetal bowel loops into the amniotic cavity through a typically right-sided paraumbilical abdominal wall defect.
- This anomaly does not have a surrounding membrane (unlike omphalocele).
- Incidence of 1–6 per 10,000 live births.
- Associated anomalies are rare in gastroschisis (unlike omphalocele) except related bowel abnormalities (i.e. intestinal atresia or stenosis from vascular compromise).
- Other bowel complications include obstruction, perforation, peritonitis, motility dysfunction, necrotizing enterocolitis, short-gut syndrome, and fistulas.
- The intrauterine mortality rate is 10–15%
- Condition of the bowel at birth is the single most important prognostic factor.
 Imaging Findings for Gastroschisis
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 References for Gastroschisis
- Daltro, Pedro, Fricke, Bradley L., Kline-Fath, Beth M., Werner, Heron, Rodrigues, Leise, Fazecas, Tatiana, Domingues, Romeu, Donnelly, Lane F. Prenatal MRI of Congenital Abdominal and Chest Wall Defects. Am. J. Roentgenol. 2005 184: 1010-1016.