Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect occurring very early in gestation in which the intestine and other abdominal organs spill into the amniotic fluid through a hole in the abdominal wall, typically on the right side of the belly button. The opening can be surgically repaired after birth by CHOP’s pediatric surgeons.

Gastroschisis: Vincenzo’s Story

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