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Unusual presentations of gastroschisis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12206609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastroschisis is a defect of the ventral abdominal wall nearly always located to the right of the umbilicus. A relatively low incidence of associated anomalies exists with the most common being nonduodenal intestinal atresia occurring in 10 per cent of patients. Although multiple hypotheses have been proposed the pathogenesis of gastroschisis is unproven and controversial. Herein we describe four infants with rare presentations of gastroschisis: one infant with true left-sided gastroschisis and three infants with unusual patterns of intestinal atresia. At present there is a female preponderance of left-sided gastroschisis as reported in the world literature (five female:two male). These cases illustrate the anatomic spectrum of gastroschisis as well as support intrauterine spontaneous closure of the abdominal wall defect as an etiology for midgut atresia.
David A Ashburn; Thomas Pranikoff; Charles S Turner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-02     Completed Date:  2002-09-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  724-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Gastroschisis / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Atresia / surgery
Parenteral Nutrition

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