Definition of omphalocele in English:


Line breaks: om¦phalo|cele
Pronunciation: /ˈɒmfələʊˌsiːl


  • A hernia in which abdominal organs protrude into a baby’s umbilical cord.
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    • Umbilical hernias, omphaloceles, and gastroschisis usually are apparent on gross inspection.
    • Malrotation is also associated with other congenital anomalies such as diaphragmatic hernia, omphalocele and gastroschisis.
    • The omphalocele was closed by approximating the abdominal fascia.

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