Management of the Infant With Gastroschisis: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature

Tracey Williams, MSN, RN, NNP, Rachel Butler, MSN, RN, NNP, Tara Sundem, MSN, RN, NNP


NAINR. 2003;3(2) 

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Gastroschisis is a rare, but complex, defect of the abdominal wall. There are numerous complications that may occur secondary to the evisceration of the intestines, requiring long-term follow-up. The use of a multidisciplinary team is necessary to generate a more optimal outcome for the infant with gastroschisis. With the advances seen in neonatal medicine, including surgical techniques, parenteral nutrition, respiratory support, and control of infection, these infants may go on to lead healthy and productive lives.


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