by: Arianna Raya
Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly wall). The baby's intestines stick outside of the baby's body, through a hole beside the belly button. The hole can be small or large and sometimes other organs, such as the stomach and liver, can also stick outside of the baby's body.
causes: alcohol & tobacco, younger age
detection: AFP test
treatment: If the gastroschisis defect is small, usually treated after birth, if it's large repair will be done slowly and in stages.