Gastroschisis sentence example
- 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.