Gastroschisis is a periumbilical, abdominal wall defect arising to the right of the umbilicus. We describe the clinical course of a left-sided gastroschisis in a term female born at 39 weeks' gestation. To our knowledge, there have been only 14 left-sided abdominal wall defects reported in the literature. We discuss our case and review the literature to try to determine if there is any clinic difference between right- versus left-sided lesions to make recommendations as to management.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: From Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Publication date: July 1, 2006
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