Gastroschisis, a condition very similar to omphalocele, is a a birth defect in which an infant’s intestines stick out of the body through a defect on one side of the umbilical cord.
Unlike omphalocele, there is no membrane covering the intestine, therefore being fatal as soon as the baby is born. It is treated almost instantly, and is done in a way very similar to an omphalocele repair. The affected organs are covered in a thin man made membrane and put back into the abdomen area.
Gastroschisis seems more fatal, and needs immediate care, however the survival rates for gastroschisis lies in the 85-90% while omphalocele lies in the 60%. This is because omphalocele is related with many other genetic disorders and organ anomalies.