Rare Left-Sided Gastroschisis with Isolated Omental Herniation
Palms West Hospital
Gastroschisis, Left-sided gastroschisis, Abdominal wall defect, Neonatal, Pediatric surgery
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Musculoskeletal Diseases | Pediatrics
Gastroschisis is classically defined as a right-sided abdominal wall defect, resulting in the herniation of abdominal contents without a protective membrane. Left-sided gastroschisis is exceedingly rare compared to its classical right-sided counterpart, and rates of associated congenital defects appear to be different depending on the laterality of the gastroschisis. This is a case report of a newborn who presented with an abdominal wall defect that was not identified on prenatal ultrasound, with features that were most consistent with a left-sided gastroschisis with isolated omental herniation. A review of the literature suggests that this is the 34th reported case of left-sided gastroschisis.
Publisher or Conference
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Cannon R, Mitzner A, Whitehouse J. Rare left-sided gastroschisis with isolated omental herniation. Preprint. J Pediatr Surg Case Rep. 2021;():101925. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsc.2021.101925