Gastroschisis and VACTERL Association In a 28-Year-Old Male

Halar Habibullah, Sughra Perveen, Imran Khan, Tanveer Ahmed

  • Halar Habibullah Ward -3, Surgical Unit-I Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Karachi



In gastroschisis the intestine protrude through a paramedian defect in anterior abdominal wall. VACTERL is an acronym for vertebral, anorectal, cardiovascular anomalies, tracheoesophageal fistula, renal and limb anomalies. Although literature has discussed association of gastroschisis with cardiovascular anomalies, its association with VACTERL has not been described. This report describes a case of a 28-year-old male diagnosed as having gastroschisis together with VACTERL association.

Key words

Gastroschisis, VACTERL association, Adult.