An unusual case of foetal gastroschisis with limb aplasia and extra-corporal liver

Hebbar, Shripad and N, Pratap Kumar (2005) An unusual case of foetal gastroschisis with limb aplasia and extra-corporal liver. Calicut Medical Journal, 3 (3).

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Abstract

Gastroschisis represents a herniation of abdominal contents through a paramedian full-thickness abdominal fusion defect without involving the umbilical cord. Evisceration usually only contains intestinal loops and has no surrounding membrane unlike in ophalocoele. It is unusual for a newborn born with gastroschisis to have other serious birth defects and neonates have better prognosis than those with an omphalocele. Very rarely gastroschisis is associated with herniation of major viscus and their presence makes the prognosis worst. This case is reported because of its rare association with extra-corporal liver and limb aplasia.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Birth Defects
Subjects:Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities > Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities > Fetal Diseases
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities > Abnormalities
-Journal Repositories > Calicut Medical Journal
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities > Abnormalities > Digestive System Abnormalities
ID Code:1811
Deposited By:Dr Shripad Hebbar
Deposited On:08 September 2006

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