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Antenatal US.

Patient Data

Age: Fetal - 22/40

Bowel loops noted outside abdomen.

It can be distinguished from omphalocele because the latter would come through the umbilicus and also usually smaller.

~14% of the time, gastroschisis is misdiagnosed as omphalocele therefore doing unnecessary amniocentesis (as associated congenital abnormalities are more common in omphalocele and raised AFP would indicate amniocentesis).

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Case information

rID: 19336
Published: 30th Aug 2012
Last edited: 24th Sep 2015
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