Colon non tumor
Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 10 May 2013, last major update January 2013
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- 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)
Liver, small intestine, colon and spleen
Non rotated atretic small bowel
End of Colon non tumor > Congenital anomalies > Gastroschisis
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