In order to determine whether the elective delivery of babies with gastroschisis confers advantages in outcome, the case-notes of all babies referred to Bristol with gastroschisis over a 10 year period were reviewed. Various factors were compared between babies born in Bristol and those born elsewhere in the South West region. One neonate from the outborn group died after transfer to Bristol but otherwise there was no evidence that transfer and elective delivery in Bristol conferred any advantage. The important of effective resuscitation of outborn babies before transfer is emphasised and guidelines for resuscitation given.
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