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


Gastroschisis is when a newborn is born with the intestines sticking out by way of a gap in the tummy wall in the vicinity of the umbilical wire. Normally, the intestines do not healthy in the belly mainly because they’re swollen. If so, the surgeon ordinarily arranges the intestines in a bag called a silo to:

  • allow the drinking water transfer out of the intestines so they shrink to typical size
  • make it possible for the intestines to bit by bit shift into the stomach

The care group step by step tightens the silo as the intestines return to usual dimensions. Placing the intestines back again into the belly with a silo generally will take about 3–4 days, but may perhaps get for a longer period.

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Date reviewed: January 2022