Left-Sided Gastroschisis

Gow, Kenneth W.; Bhatia, Amina; Saad, Daniel F.; Wulkan, Mark L.; Heiss, Kurt F.
July 2006
American Surgeon;Jul2006, Vol. 72 Issue 7, p637
Academic Journal
Gastroschisis is a periumbilical, abdominal wall defect arising to the right of the umbilicus. We describe the clinical course of a left-sided gastroschisis in a term female born at 39 weeks' gestation. To our knowledge, there have been only 14 left-sided abdominal wall defects reported in the literature. We discuss our case and review the literature to try to determine if there is any clinic difference between right- versus left-sided lesions to make recommendations as to management.


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