How are pediatric omphalocele and gastroschisis (abdominal wall defects) diagnosed?

Updated: Nov 05, 2019
  • Author: James G Glasser, MD, MA, FACS; Chief Editor: Dharmendra J Nimavat, MD, FAAP  more...
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Infants with gastroschisis and omphalocele can be identified by prenatal ultrasonography. [30] Defects in other organ systems may also be diagnosed, and chromosomal abnormalities may be discovered by amniocentesis. See Workup.


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