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Abdominal wall defects in foetuses include gastroschisis, exomphalos, bladder exstrophy complex, cloacal exstrophy and body stalk syndrome. The defects that occur more commonly are gastroschisis and exomphalos. In this review we assess the current evidence regarding the incidence, perinatal risk factors, antenatal and postnatal management and outcome for both these conditions. A review of the current surgical practices for management of gastroschisis and exomphalos is discussed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2014.09.018

Type

Journal article

Journal

Early Hum Dev

Publication Date

12/2014

Volume

90

Pages

917 - 920

Keywords

Exomphalos, Gastroschisis, Abdominal Wall, Gastroschisis, Guidelines as Topic, Hernia, Umbilical, Humans, Incidence, Infant, Newborn, Risk Factors, Treatment Outcome