Title

Rare Left-Sided Gastroschisis with Isolated Omental Herniation

Division

East Florida

Hospital

Palms West Hospital

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

5-29-2021

Keywords

Gastroschisis, Left-sided gastroschisis, Abdominal wall defect, Neonatal, Pediatric surgery

Disciplines

Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Musculoskeletal Diseases | Pediatrics

Abstract

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

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