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How do medications treat gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

While some other birth defects have been able to be treated in the womb, most gastrointestinal tract birth defects are not discovered until birth. Gastrointestinal tract birth defects are by nature a physical malformation, and most require surgery to adjust for these potentially dangerous developments. In some cases, a body part might require a transplant.

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