Fetal abdominal wall defects.

  title={Fetal abdominal wall defects.},
  author={Federico Prefumo and Claudia Izzi},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={28 3},
The most common fetal abdominal wall defects are gastroschisis and omphalocele, both with a prevalence of about three in 10,000 births. Prenatal ultrasound has a high sensitivity for these abnormalities already at the time of the first-trimester nuchal scan. Major unrelated defects are associated with gastroschisis in about 10% of cases, whereas omphalocele is associated with chromosomal or genetic abnormalities in a much higher proportion of cases. Challenges in management of gastroschisis are… CONTINUE READING