Long-term follow-up of patients with gastroschisis

Kim R. Swartz, Marvin W. Harrison, John R. Campbell, Timothy J. Campbell

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Abstract

Long-term follow-up of children with gastroschisis has been made possible by the increased survival of these infants over the past 20 years. We have observed that children with isolated gastroschisis defects exhibit normal growth and development beyond 5 years of age without significant bowel sequelae. Infants with gastroschisis with concomitant bowel atresia or complications who require small bowel resection are at a greatly increased risk for long-term bowel problems and abdominal complaints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-549
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Volume151
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1986

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  • Surgery

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    Swartz, K. R., Harrison, M. W., Campbell, J. R., & Campbell, T. J. (1986). Long-term follow-up of patients with gastroschisis. The American Journal of Surgery, 151(5), 546-549. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9610(86)90540-4