Gastroschisis is when a newborn is born with the intestines sticking out via a gap in the belly wall in close proximity to the umbilical cord. Frequently, the intestines do not in good shape in the stomach since they’re swollen. If so, the surgeon normally arranges the intestines in a bag called a silo to:

  • enable the drinking water shift out of the intestines so they shrink to normal sizing
  • permit the intestines to slowly and gradually transfer into the belly

The treatment group slowly tightens the silo as the intestines return to regular size. Putting the intestines back again into the tummy with a silo commonly will take about 3–4 times, but might get longer.

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Date reviewed: January 2022