Colon non tumor
Congenital anomalies
Gastroschisis

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 13 December 2016, last major update May 2013

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PubMed Search: Colon gastroschisis
Cite this page: Gastroschisis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/colongastroschisis.html. Accessed April 29th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Ventral abdominal wall defect that usually occurs to right of umbilicus (eMedicine)
  • Left sided gastroschisis is more common in females and associated with a higher incidence of extraintestinal anomalies compared with right-sided lesions (Am J Surg 2008;195:663)
  • Portion of abdominal wall fails to form together, with extrusion of intestines, but NOT through umbilical cord
  • Intestines are exposed, not covered by a membranous sac, as in omphalocele
  • Associated with intestinal atresia, Hirschsprung's disease
  • Incidenceof 0.3-1 per 10,000 births (Surg Clin North Am 2006;86:249)
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Liver, small intestine, colon and spleen

Neonate

Non rotated atretic small bowel