Children's Hospital Colorado

Abdominal Wall Defects

Abdominal wall defects affect the stomach, intestines and other digestive organs in a developing fetus. They often are detected before a baby is born and can be treated in utero or after birth.

At the Colorado Fetal Care Center, we have a dedicated team of fetal care specialists who are well-acquainted with a variety abdominal wall defects. Thanks to their extensive knowledge and multidisciplinary approach, we are able to improve outcomes for babies diagnosed with these conditions.

Learn more about different abdominal wall defects and how we diagnose and treat them in our center:

Bladder exstrophy

Body-stalk anomaly

Cloacal exstrophy

Ectopia cordis

Gastroschisis

Omphalocele

Pentalogy of Cantrell

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Cristina Wood, MD

Cristina Wood, MD

Anesthesiology

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Traci Nivens, MD

Ob/Gyn Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kenneth Liechty, MD

Surgery - Pediatric, Surgery

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Michael Zaretsky, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Ob/Gyn Obstetrics & Gynecology

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