Fetal abdominal wall defects: six years experience at a tertiary center.

Ekin A., Gezer C., Taner C. E., Ozeren M., Avci M. E., Ciftci S., ...More

Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology, vol.42, no.3, pp.327-30, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12891/ceog1819.2015
  • Journal Name: Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-30
  • Keywords: Abdominal wall defects, Chromosomal abnormality, Fetal anomaly, Gastroschisis, Omphalocele, PRENATAL-DIAGNOSIS, RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS, RISK-FACTORS, GASTROSCHISIS, OMPHALOCELE, EXOMPHALOS, ENGLAND
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The authors' aim was to detect the associated anomalies and their effect on the management of the fetuses with omphalocele and gastroschisis. Between the period of 2007-2013, the data of fetuses with abdominal wall defects were analyzed. Chromosomal abnormalities and associated morphologic anomalies diagnosed by ultrasonography and autopsy were evaluated. Of the 61 fetuses, ten (20.4%) omphalocele cases and nine (75%) gastroschisis cases were isolated. Chromosomal abnormalities were found in seven fetuses with omphalocele cases. All fetuses with abnormal karyotypes had multiple additional anomalies. Termination rate was 65.3% for omphalocele group versus none in the gastroschisis group. To give better counseling about the prognosis and outcome of the fetuses with abdominal wall defects, detection of additional anomalies as well as type of the defect are essential tools even if the karyotype is normal.