Prep for USMLEPrep for USMLE
         Forum      |     Resources New Posts   |   Register   |   Login

 gastrochisis vs umbilical hernia  

Post Reply  
  • 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Author5 Posts

differentiate both ?


umbilical hernia=omphalocel?
gastroshisis :oops:


gastroschisis is defect in abdominal wall.(intestines are seen ).umbilical hernia is due to weakness in abdominal wall.


YEP GASTROCHEISIS sticking out tonguerotrusion of abd. contents from a defect in abd wall.

FAILURE of lateral abdominal plates to fuse .

and umbilical hernia is also a defect in abd wall ...but there will be a covering of skin and subcutaneous tissue over the protruded contents .


Hmmm, I see crista's point about omphalocele....

Omphalocele-->defect in the abdominal wall where there is a big hole in abdomen (usually midline) and you can see the intestines but they are covered with a layer of peritoneum. For this, check the picture section in first aid....they show a pretty cool case.

Gastroschisis-->It's the same thing as above, only that the intestines are not covered by peritoneum (they're out in the open) and this abnormality is not in midline.

Umbilical hernia-->Yes, it's weakness in the abd wall but you don't see anything. It's just that anytime the kid cries, you'll notice a bulge where the umbilicus is due to straining. But it's not painful and usually the defect closes in time. It's asymptomatic. Sx is not recommended unless it's severe.

Bookmark and Share

This thread is closed, so you cannot post a reply.

Login or Register to post messages

show Similar forum topics

umbilical arteries and vein
umbilical vein & ductus venosus
umbilical vein & ductus venosus
show Related resources

Advertise | Support | Premium | Contact