A year and a half ago my first grandchild was born with his intestines outside of the body. He was taken into surgery the day he was born and the surgeon closed him (although he had said he wouldn't if the fit was too tight). He had to be taken back in to surgey two days later to reopen him. The little guy didn't make it and died after many surgeries almost every week of his short 7 weeks of life. They are expecting again and I was wondering what the chances are for this new baby to have the same problem. The paternal grandfather had been born with this problem.
It is no more likely for this next baby to have gastroschisis. It certainly could still happen....it is just that the probability does not appear to be increased merely because it has happened in the family before (at least that science has so far identified; on one interesting note, the overall risk of this disease has tripled in English-speaking countries over the last decade....but it is unclear why).
In the off chance that this baby does have this or other problem, consider following the fetal development and delivering at a place with extensive fetal surgery experience (e.g. UCSF in the west, Vanderbilt in the South, CHOP in the east, Rocky Mountain in the mountain region, or any of several other excellent programs)
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.