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Are gastrointestinal tract birth defects fatal?

Gastrointestinal tract birth defects are not always fatal. Many can be treated with surgery and the babies can go on to lead healthy lives. Others can have serious complications, though, and may be fatal. This seriousness is especially dangerous when symptoms are not treated quickly.

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