How to use Gastroschisis in a sentence
Gastroschisis occurs when the abdominal wall does not close completely and the stomach and the small and large intestines appear outside the infant's body.
Abdominal wall defects, specifically gastroschisis and omphalocele, are rare and occur in only once in every 5000 births.
More serious defects involving herniation of abdominal contents outside the infant's body are omphalocele and gastroschisis.
Omphalocele and gastroschisis are considered abdominal wall defects and are not called hernias.Advertisement