Gastroschisis

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky

Presentation

Antenatal scan at 13 weeks gestation.

Patient Data

Gender: Female
Ultrasound

There is an anterior abdominal wall defect with protrusion of the bowel loops out the abdominal cavity without any covering.

By 12 weeks gestation, complete small bowel return from the extracoelomic cavity to the abdominal cavity is expected.

Case Discussion

Herniation of bowel lateral to the umbilical cord, in keeping with gastroschisis.

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Case information

rID: 13789
Case created: 16th May 2011
Last edited: 14th Sep 2016
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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