Summary of Gastroschisis
Flashcards on Gastroschisis
Gastroschisis is a congenital malformation of the leading to exposure of abdominal contents.
Questions on Gastroschisis
A 26-year-old, gravida 2, para 1, comes to the emergency department in active labor. She has not received prenatal care during this pregnancy. A 3500-g (7.7-lb) boy is delivered via uncomplicated vaginal delivery. However, the newborn shows an abdominal wall defect immediately to the right of the umbilicus with exposed, red, thickened, and foreshortened bowel protruding from the defect. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this birth defect?