FETAL AND PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY, vol.38, no.4, pp.282-289, 2019 (SCI-Expanded)
Objective: To evaluate and compare the outcomes of pregnancies with prenatally detected gastroschisis and omphalocele. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated prenatally detected gastroschisis and omphalocele cases. Cases were compared in terms of maternal demographic and clinical characteristics as well as pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Results: This study consisted of 17 gastroschisis and 30 omphalocele cases. Only one case with gastroschisis was terminated due to additional severe limb deformities. Seventeen out of 30 cases of omphalocele were terminated for various reasons (56.7%). All patients with gastroschisis had surgical repair, while 8 out of 13 omphalocele cases had surgery. One patient with an omphalocele died after surgery due to sepsis. Six cases of gastroschisis also died in the neonatal period due to various reasons (6/16, 37.5%). Conclusion: Additional genetic disorders are more frequent in those with omphalocele cases, and they are more frequently terminated during gestation that the gastroschisis fetuses.