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

Gastroschisis is when a toddler is born with the intestines sticking out by way of a hole in the belly wall near the umbilical cord. Often, the intestines will not healthy in the stomach because they’re swollen. If so, the surgeon ordinarily arranges the intestines in a bag called a silo to:

  • allow the water go out of the intestines so they shrink to usual dimension
  • allow for the intestines to slowly transfer into the stomach

The treatment team step by step tightens the silo as the intestines return to standard measurement. Putting the intestines again into the tummy with a silo usually takes about 3–4 times, but could just take for a longer period.

  • 30-Second Summary: Gastroschisis

    30-2nd Summary: Gastroschisis

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Date reviewed: January 2022