Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by J.P.C. Peper, Jul 4, 2012.
What’s your diagnosis?
I’ll post the correct answer in a few days!
Yes, it’s gastroschisis.
A developmental defect in the closure of the abdominal wall; it has been hypothesized that the closure fails because of ischemia in the wall itself. It occurs in about 1 in 5.000 births. Also, there’s an increased risk of infection of the exposed internal organs, so infection prevention is a must.
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