Objective: To review published peer-reviewed literature regarding abdominal wall defects including gastroschisis and omphalocele. Methods: Review of published peer-reviewed literature using Med Line 1985–2003 and textbooks. Results: Gastroschisis and omphalocele literature is reviewed using pathology, incidence and epidemiology, prenatal evaluation, pregnancy and delivery management, postnatal outcome and fetal therapy. Conclusion: Gastroschisis and omphalocele are common abdominal wall defects and have significant morbidity and mortality.
© 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel
Received: October 6, 2003
Accepted after revision: March 12, 2004
Number of Print Pages : 14
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 6, Number of References : 129
Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy (Clinical Advances and Basic Research)
Formerly ‘Fetal Therapy’
Official Organ of the ‘International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society’ and ‘Fetus as a Patient’
Vol. 19, No. 5, Year 2004 (Cover Date: September-October 2004)
Journal Editor: W. Holzgreve, Basel; D. Surbek, Basel; M. Michejda, Washington, D.C.; K.C. Pringle, Wellington; M.I. Evans, New York, N.Y.; H. Nakano, Fukuoka; S. Uzan, Paris
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Published online: 8/12/2004
Issue release date: September–October 2004
Number of Print Pages: 14
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 6
ISSN: 1015-3837 (Print)
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