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Quick Summary: Treating Gastroschisis (Gastroschisis Silo) (for Parents)

Gastroschisis is when a newborn is born with the intestines sticking out as a result of a hole in the belly wall close to the umbilical twine. Generally, the intestines don’t healthy in the tummy for the reason that they’re swollen. If so, the surgeon usually arranges the intestines in a bag called a silo to:

  • permit the water shift out of the intestines so they shrink to normal measurement
  • let the intestines to slowly shift into the tummy

The treatment staff step by step tightens the silo as the intestines return to usual sizing. Putting the intestines back again into the belly with a silo generally will take about 3–4 days, but may consider for a longer period.

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Date reviewed: January 2022