Which complications are associated with gastroschisis and omphalocele (abdominal hernias)?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Infants with uncomplicated gastroschisis and omphalocele generally fare well, with a mortality of less than 5%. [25] Complications arising from the prolonged time required to reduce the contents into the abdomen include the following:

  • Infection
  • Dislodgment of the prosthesis
  • Prolonged mechanical ventilation
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome (due to kinking of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava)

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