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Impact of antenatal diagnosis on incidence and prognosis in abdominal wall defects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8801308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
South East Thames Congenital Malformation Registry, Children's Hospital, London, England.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Muscles / abnormalities*
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  genetics,  prevention & control*
Cross-Sectional Studies
England / epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Hernia, Umbilical / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  genetics,  prevention & control*
Infant, Newborn
Prenatal Diagnosis*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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