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Am Surg. 2006 Jul;72(7):637-40.

Left-sided gastroschisis.

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  • 1Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


Gastroschisis is a periumbilical, abdominal wall defect arising to the right of the umbilicus. We describe the clinical course of a left-sided gastroschisis in a term female born at 39 weeks' gestation. To our knowledge, there have been only 14 left-sided abdominal wall defects reported in the literature. We discuss our case and review the literature to try to determine if there is any clinic difference between right- versus left-sided lesions to make recommendations as to management.

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