Related Conditions and Treatments
Gastroschisis is an opening in the abdominal wall that appears during fetal development.
Intestinal Atresia and Stenosis
Intestinal atresia means that your child's intestines haven't formed correctly. In intestinal stenosis, the intestine has narrowed so much that it's difficult for nutrients to move through.
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious intestinal illness in babies that results in the death of intestinal tissues.
Serial Transverse Enteroplasty Procedure (STEP)
The serial transverse enteroplasty procedure (STEP) lengthens the small intestine of children with short bowel syndrome.
Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)
Short bowel syndrome, or "short gut," is a condition caused by the loss of a functioning small intestine.
Intestinal malrotation is when the intestines don't form properly and fail to make the turns in the abdomen that they should. One serious complication, volvulus, occurs when the intestine twists on itself, cutting off its blood supply.