Title

“Bucket Handle” Avulsion of Intestine in Gastroschisis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1993

Abstract

Two infants with gastroschisis had most of the midgut avulsed during cesarean section. There was only 12 and 20 cm of small bowel remaining, with an intact ileocecal valve in each case. Cutaneous enterostomy followed by anastomosis was done in both patients. The first child is 4 years old and is now on total enteral feedings after prolonged intravenous support. The second infant is still on partial parenteral nutrition. The cases illustrate the vulnerability of the fetus with gastroschisis during extraction by cesarean section.

Comments

This paper was presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May, 1992.

DOI

10.1016/0022-3468(93)90340-Q