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

Definition of omphalocele in English:


A hernia in which abdominal organs protrude into a baby’s umbilical cord.
Example sentences
  • 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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