gastroschisismedical dictionary

A defect in the abdominal wall resulting from rupture of the amniotic membrane during physiological gut-loop herniation or, later, owing to delayed umbilical ring closure; usually accompanied by protrusion of viscera.

Origin: Gastro-+ G. Schisis, a fissure

(05 Mar 2000)

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