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Fetal Diagn Ther. 2004 Sep-Oct;19(5):385-98.

Congenital abdominal wall defects: an update.

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Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399, USA. wilsonrd@email.chop.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review published peer-reviewed literature regarding abdominal wall defects including gastroschisis and omphalocele.

METHODS:

Review of published peer-reviewed literature using Med Line 1985-2003 and textbooks.

RESULTS:

Gastroschisis and omphalocele literature is reviewed using pathology, incidence and epidemiology, prenatal evaluation, pregnancy and delivery management, postnatal outcome and fetal therapy.

CONCLUSION:

Gastroschisis and omphalocele are common abdominal wall defects and have significant morbidity and mortality.

PMID:
15305094
DOI:
10.1159/000078990
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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