Gastroschisis is an abdominal (belly) wall defect. During development, the intestines are outside the fetus and in some cases, the intestines fail to return inside the abdomen. The open abdomen with intestines outside of the baby’s body results. Several photos showing stages of Gastroschisis repair (Silo repair, delayed closure) and general images of this diagnosis are presented below. Click on the link to see the prenatal education PowerPoint slides, please be advised of graphic content as it relates to this diagnosis. View Gastroschisis Presentation (pdf).