What are the causes of gastroschisis?

Answer The term gastroschisis means a split abdomen. A more familiar term is hernia, which occurs when an internal organ, like the intestine, protrudes past a weakened muscle. Gastroschisis is a form of h... Read More »

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What Are the Symptoms of Gastroschisis?

Gastroschisis is a congenital birth defect caused by an abnormal opening in the abdominal wall near the fetus' umbilicus (belly button). The baby's small intestine and part of her large intestine m... Read More »

What are the treatments for gastroschisis?

Gastroschisis is a birth defect that leaves an abnormal opening in a fetus' abdominal wall, usually to the right of his umbilicus. The fetus' small intestine and part of his large intestine are out... Read More »