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Is hospitalization important for gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

Babies with gastrointestinal tract birth defects require hospitalization. They will most likely need surgery and the hospital is the safest place for them to be. Some defects, like problems with the esophagus, can be temporarily treated through intravenous nutrition. If your child has symptoms of gastrointestinal tract birth defects, they should be treated at the hospital as soon as possible.

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