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Gastroschisis: Introduction

Gastroschisis: A rare birth defect where the intestines form on the outside of the abdomen through an abnormal opening in the abdominal wall. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Gastroschisis is available below.

Symptoms of Gastroschisis

  • Small abdominal cavity
  • Hernitated intestines
  • Swollen intestines
  • Opening in abdominal wall
  • more symptoms...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Causes of Gastroschisis

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Disease Topics Related To Gastroschisis

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Gastroschisis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Gastroschisis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed ( more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Gastroschisis

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Gastroschisis: Rare Types

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Gastroschisis: Animations

Research about Gastroschisis

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Clinical Trials for Gastroschisis

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Gastroschisis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of 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

Related Gastroschisis Info

More information about Gastroschisis

  1. Gastroschisis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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