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Congenital Abnormalities

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Abdominal wall defects » Abdomen Q79.2 - Q79.3 -Q79.5

Definition:

It includes cases specified as omphalocele, gastroschisis, other celossomias, plus cases of unspecified types.

Notes:

The word GASTROSCHISIS should be avoided. Its specific use was distorted after having been erroneously applied to any abdominal wall defect with prenatal evisceration.

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Descriptive diagram of the four most frequent types of abdominal wall defects.

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