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Vol. 19, No. 5, 2004
Issue release date: September–October 2004
Section title: Paper
Fetal Diagn Ther 2004;19:385–398
(DOI:10.1159/000078990)

Congenital Abdominal Wall Defects: An Update

Wilson R.D. · Johnson M.P.
Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., USA

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Abstract of Paper

Received: 10/6/2003
Accepted: 3/12/2004
Published online: 8/12/2004

Number of Print Pages: 14
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 6

ISSN: 1015-3837 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9964 (Online)

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Abstract

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.


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First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Received: 10/6/2003
Accepted: 3/12/2004
Published online: 8/12/2004

Number of Print Pages: 14
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 6

ISSN: 1015-3837 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9964 (Online)

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