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Diseases » Gastroschisis » Summary

What is Gastroschisis?

What is Gastroschisis?

  • Gastroschisis: A rare birth defect where the intestines form on the outside of the abdomen through an abnormal opening in the abdominal wall.
  • Gastroschisis: A congenital defect with major fissure in the ABDOMINAL WALL lateral to, but not at, the UMBILICUS. This results in the extrusion of VISCERA. Unlike OMPHALOCELE, herniated structures in gastroschisis are not covered by a sac or PERITONEUM.
    Source - Diseases Database

Gastroschisis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Gastroschisis, or a subtype of Gastroschisis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Gastroschisis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Gastroschisis: Introduction

Types of Gastroschisis:

Broader types of Gastroschisis:

What causes Gastroschisis?

Causes of Gastroschisis: see causes of Gastroschisis

What are the symptoms of Gastroschisis?

Symptoms of Gastroschisis: see symptoms of Gastroschisis

Gastroschisis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Gastroschisis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Gastroschisis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Gastroschisis: see treatments for Gastroschisis
Research for Gastroschisis: see research for Gastroschisis

Name and Aliases of Gastroschisis

Main name of condition: Gastroschisis

Other names or spellings for Gastroschisis:

Laparoschisis, Congenital fissure of the abdominal cavity

Congenital fissure of the abdominal cavity
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Gastroschisis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Gastroschisis:


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