Gastroschisis

Gastroschisis: A birth defect in which there is a separation in the abdominal wall. Through this opening protrudes part of the intestines which are not covered by peritoneum (the membrane that normally lines the inside of the abdomen). The opening in the abdominal wall in gastroschisis is never at the site of the umbilicus (the navel or belly butto...
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gastroschisis

A defect in the abdominal wall resulting from rupture of the amniotic membrane during physiological gut-loop herniation or, later, owing to delayed umbilical ring closure; usually accompanied by protrusion of viscera. ... Origin: Gastro-+ G. Schisis, a fissure ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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gastroschisis

(gas-trosĀ“kĭ-sis) a congenital fissure of the abdominal wall with protrusion of viscera.
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Gastroschisis

A defect of the intestines that is present at birth. Instead of the intestines being enclosed in the abdominal cavity, they can be found on the outside of the body. The abdominal wall will have a hole in it which will allow the intestines to protrude. Occasionally, a prenatal ultrasound can diagnose the condition and the mother will generally exper...
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gastroschisis

Type: Term Pronunciation: gas-tros′ki-sis Definitions: 1. A congenital fissure in the anterior abdominal wall not involving the umbilical cord; usually accompanied by protrusion of viscera.
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Gastroschisis

Gastroschisis represents a congenital defect characterized by a defect in the anterior abdominal wall through which the abdominal contents freely protrude. There is no overlying sac and the size of the defect is usually less than {convert|4|cm}. The abdominal wall defect is located at the junction of the umbilicus and normal skin, and is almost al...
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