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Gastroschisis pronounced gas-troh-skee-sis is a birth defect of the abdominal wall. Click here to view a larger image. Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal belly wall. A hole occurs which allows the intestines and other organs to extend outside of the body, usually to the right side of belly button. Ashley was born with gastroschisis.
A clear translucent membrane covers the organs. The omphalocele may be small. Only a part of the intestine may stick out. Or it may be large, with most of the abdominal organs being outside the abdomen. These can include the intestine, liver, and spleen.
Medics wrapped little Ava-Rose Nightingale's body in cling film stop infection after she was born with gastroschisis. The incredible photo - taken minutes after she was born - shows her organs growing outside her body because her abdominal wall didn't completely form before birth. Mum Chloe Walters, 21, is now sharing the gory photo in a bid to raise awareness of the rare condition, which affects 1 in 3, babies and wasn't picked up at her first scan. The diary farmer, from Johnstown, Carmarthen, Wales, said she could only bring herself to look at the graphic snap two weeks later. She said: "It was such a scary experience.
Rates of a serious birth defect are on the rise in the United States, and a new report suggests the condition may be linked to opioid use. The report, published Jan. Surgery is required to place the intestines back in the body and to repair the hole, but even after this treatment, infants may have problems with digestion, eating and food absorption, according to the CDC. The cause of the condition is usually unknown, but mothers younger than 20 are thought to be at higher risk than older mothers. The new report analyzed information on gastroschisis cases in 20 U.
Baby girl born with intestines outside her body makes miracle recovery
In photos taken just minutes after she was born, the tiny girl is wrapped up in cling film to avoid infection, before being taken away for a three-hour operation. Her mum, year-old Chloe Walters, could only bring herself to look at the photo two weeks later — but is now sharing it to raise awareness of the rare condition, which affects one in 3, babies. Her intestines were on her and they looked bigger than her. It was like huge blobs of flesh and red. Of course they had to tell me but it was really scary having to sign her life away just after she was born. She was also fed through a long line into her head for 14 days before being introduced to milk.
Gastroschisis is a birth defect in which the baby's intestines extend outside of the abdomen through a hole next to the belly button. The cause is typically unknown. Treatment involves surgery. There are no signs during pregnancy. About sixty percent of infants with gastroschisis are born prematurely. In rare circumstances, the liver and stomach may also come through the abdominal wall.