Musculoskeletal involvement in children with gastroschisis and omphalocele

Randall T. Loder, Jean Paul Guiboux

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A review of 58 children with gastroschisis and 8 children with omphalocele showed 14 musculoskeletal problems in 11 children. These problems consisted of limb deformities in 6 children, spinal deformities in 4 children, and osteopenia in 3 children, with 1 of the osteopenic children developing pathological fractures. About one third ( 5 14) of the problems were arthrogrypotic in nature. The remainder were mild digital deformities, developmental or spondylodysplastic scolioses, and, rarely, congenital spinal deformities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-590
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Gastroschisis
  • arthrogryposis
  • musculoskeletal problems
  • omphalocele
  • spinal deformities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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