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Impact of antenatal diagnosis on incidence and prognosis in abdominal wall defects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8801308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors review data from the Congenital Malformation Registry in South East Thames regarding fetal abdominal wall defects. Over 24 months, 80 cases were observed (40 gastroschisis, 40 exomphalos). Live-born infants with gastroschisis had few associated anomalies and an excellent prognosis (83% survival rate). Exomphalos is associated with an increased rate of life-threatening anomalies and chromosomal defects. The latter cases often are terminated prenatally. If these cases are excluded, the 1-year survival rate for liveborn infants with exomphalos is favorable (close to 80%). Fetuses in whom gastroschisis and exomphalos are identified by ultrasonography but who have no associated life-threatening chromosomal anomalies should have a favorable prognosis.
Authors:
R Fisher; A Attah; A Partington; E Dykes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1996 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-02     Completed Date:  1996-10-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  538-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
South East Thames Congenital Malformation Registry, Children's Hospital, London, England.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abdominal Muscles / abnormalities*
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  genetics,  prevention & control*
Cross-Sectional Studies
England / epidemiology
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Hernia, Umbilical / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  genetics,  prevention & control*
Humans
Incidence
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Pregnancy
Prenatal Diagnosis*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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