Gastroschisis

Case contributed by Dr Simon Meagher

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Routine 12 week gestation antenatal scan

Patient Data

Age: 12 weeks gestation
Ultrasound

Antenatal ultrasound

Ultrasound demonstrates an anterior abdominal wall defect with herniated bowel. The cord does not arise from the herniated content but rather from the abdominal wall to the side of the defect. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the typical appearances of gastroschisis, which should not be confused with an omphalocoele or the normal herniation of bowel into the umbilical cord. 

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Case information

rID: 15751
Case created: 6th Nov 2011
Last edited: 24th Sep 2017
System: Obstetrics
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