What are Abdominal Defects?

April 22 22:59 2019 Print This Article

It is defined as a condition in which there is an infant who has abdominal wall defect and has an unusual opening. It allows the intestine and other organs to grow outside the body. The defects can be omphalocele and gastroschisis.

What are the signs and symptoms of abdominal defects?

The defects present in the fetus are of non descriptive type.

What is the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal defects?

These openings are detected by the AFP screening and ultrasound. The genetic counseling and testing is very helpful in this regard. The amniocentesis can be done later on. It helps to identify the genetic disorders. The surgery after the birth is helpful in repairing the birth defects. It is effective when there are no genetic problems or birth defects.

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