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


Gastroschisis is when a baby is born with the intestines sticking out through a hole in the stomach wall in close proximity to the umbilical cord. Typically, the intestines don’t healthy in the stomach for the reason that they’re swollen. If so, the surgeon generally arranges the intestines in a bag called a silo to:

  • allow the h2o move out of the intestines so they shrink to normal dimensions
  • allow the intestines to little by little go into the tummy

The care team step by step tightens the silo as the intestines return to ordinary dimensions. Putting the intestines back into the stomach with a silo normally usually takes about 3–4 days, but may well acquire longer.

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Day reviewed: January 2022