The Unborn Patient: Prenatal Diagnosis and Management of the Fetus with Gastroschisis or Omphalocele

Webinar Objective

In many medium-income and most high-income countries, prenatal diagnosis of abdominal wall defects has become standard. The objectives of this webinar are:

  1. To review prenatal findings in gastroschisis and potential predictors of prognosis.
  2. To review prenatal findings in omphalocele and potential predictors of prognosis.
  3. To review indications for fetal intervention, early delivery, or C-section delivery in abdominal wall defects.


Sherif Emil, M.D., C.M., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Surgery, and Pediatrics
Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation Chair in Pediatric Surgical Education
and Patient
and Family-centered Pediatric Surgical Care
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Director, Harvey E. Beardmore Division of Pediatric Surgery
The Montreal Children's Hospital
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Canada

Webinar Participants

Judith H. Chung, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
Program Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA

Prenatal diagnosis and evaluation of gastroschisis

Dr. Chung will discuss the potential prenatal sonographic predictors of complex gastroschisis,
such as location, extent, onset, and trajectory of bowel dilation, gastric dilation, and bowel-wall

Richard Brown, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.O.G., F.A.C.O.G.
Associate Professor Director of the Divisions of Obstetrics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Ultrasound
McGill University Health Centre
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Prenatal diagnosis and evaluation of omphalocele

Darrell L. Cass, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgeon Director of Fetal Surgery
Director, Fetal Care Center, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland OH

Decision making and fetal interventions for abdominal wall defects: Present and future



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