Early prenatal diagnosis of gastroschisis with transvaginal ultrasonography

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1990 May;162(5):1253-4. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(90)90029-7.


A case is reported in which gastroschisis was definitively diagnosed at 12 3/7 weeks' gestation by transvaginal ultrasonography. This is the earliest diagnosis reported in the literature and would seem to support the theory that gastroschisis and omphalocele are embryologically distinct entities.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Muscles / abnormalities*
  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Hernia, Umbilical / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis* / methods
  • Ultrasonography