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Apr 18, 2010
"Omphaloceles are generally simple hernias of the bowel within the umbilical cord. However, some can be very large and result in large hernia sacs extending from the abdominal wall and contain the fetal liver, stomach and bowel. Simple om..."
Apr 18, 2010
"Most babies with gastroschisis delivery vaginally, but must be watched VERY carefully during labor with fetal heart rated monitoring as some do not tolerate contractions during labor and need to be delivered by cesarean section before th..."
Feb 01, 2010
"Abdominal scar tissue can certainly be associated with pain in pregnancy as the uterus and abdominal wall increase in size. It is doubtful that the mess in your abdominal wall caused you to go into preterm labor. However, because your da..."
Feb 01, 2010
"The most common form of conjoined twins is called Thoracoomphalopagus (75% of cases) and refers to twins that are attached at the front of their chests and upper part of their abdomen to the level of where the umbilical cord inserts. Th..."
Feb 01, 2010
"Gastroschisis is generally considered a sporadic occurrence meaning that the risk for future pregnancies is minimal (less than 1%). However, there are studies that suggest a some families carry a predisposition with a multifactorial-typ..."
Jan 16, 2010
"Your baby has a serious complication of spina bifida. Severe ventriculomegaly (hydrocepahly) can result is very difficult deliveries because of head size (macrocephaly) and cause injury to the brain over time. In such cases, we generally..."
Jan 16, 2010
"We recommend vaginal delivery for babies with gastroschisis unless there is an obstetrical contraindication such as breech presentation. The process of vaginal delivery will not injure the bowel further, is safer for you and has a faster..."
Jan 16, 2010
"Baby may have focal femoral deficiency syndrome, but what you really need is a comprehensive evaluation and consultation with pediatric orthopedics. There are bone lengthening procedures available. If the baby has other abnormalities det..."
Jan 02, 2010
"Sorry for the late response. Question is what type of abdominal defect is present. Such defects can range from umbilical cord hernias, to omphalocele, to giant liver containing omphaloceles, to severe body-stalk and limb body-wall mal..."
Jan 02, 2010
"Gastroschisis is a developmental abnormality of the abdominal wall that occurred during early development. There is no fetal therapy at present for this problem. Present recommendations are for good high risk prenatal care (keep all of y..."