Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Antenatal scan at 13 weeks gestation.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

There is an anterior abdominal wall defect with protrusion of the bowel loops out the abdominal cavity without any covering.

By 12 weeks gestation, complete small bowel return from the extracoelomic cavity to the abdominal cavity is expected.

Case Discussion

Herniation of bowel lateral to the umbilical cord, in keeping with gastroschisis.

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Case information

rID: 13789
Published: 16th May 2011
Last edited: 1st Oct 2019
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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