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Gastroschisis: description in brief

This leaflet can help healthcare professionals speak with people, following suspected or confirmed diagnosis of gastroschisis.

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Abdominal wall defects: gastroschisis information for parents

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This publication explains the condition gastroschisis, found following an ultrasound pregnancy screen.

This document includes information about:

  • what the condition is
  • how common it is
  • how it is diagnosed and confirmed
  • what treatment is available
  • what the outlook for the baby is
  • what happens next
  • how likely it is to happen in future pregnancy
  • where more support and information is available

The NHS fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) tests for this condition.

Published 1 April 2012