exomphalos


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exomphalos

 [eks-om´fah-los]
1. hernia of the abdominal viscera into the umbilical cord.

ex·om·pha·los

(eks-om'fă-lŭs),
1. Protrusion of the umbilicus. Synonym(s): exumbilication (1)
2. Synonym(s): umbilical hernia
3. Synonym(s): omphalocele
[G. ex, out, + omphalos, umbilicus]

exomphalos

/ex·om·pha·los/ (eks-om´fah-los) umbilical hernia.

ex·om·pha·los

(eks-om'fă-lŏs, makrō-glosē-ă, ji-gantizm sindrōm)
1. Protrusion of the umbilicus.
Synonym(s): exumbilication (1) .
2. Synonym(s): umbilical hernia.
3. Synonym(s): omphalocele.
[G. ex, out, + omphalos, umbilicus]

exomphalos

A protrusion, or herniation, of some of the abdominal contents into the umbilical cord at birth.

exomphalos

1. hernia of the abdominal viscera into the umbilical cord.
2. congenital umbilical hernia.
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Invited commentary: Current issues in obstetrics and genetics exomphalos (omphalocele).
Once exomphalos is identified search for other anomalies should be carried out.
Exomphalos, translated from the Greek, means 'outside the navel' and is a congenital abnormality in which the abdomen's contents herniate into the umbilical cord.
Paediatric surgeon Bruce Jaffray, who now heads the department, told the hearing he had seen six cases of exomphalos major in 20 years.
Nell was diagnosed with exomphalos prior to her birth on March 4 last year.
All neonates having following surgical emergencies were included: Anorectal malformations, Intestinal atresias, Neonatal intestinal obstruction, Exomphalos, gastroschisis, Malrotation, Ruptured meningomyelocele with sepsis or meningitis, Pure oesophageal atresias, Perforation peritonitis and Hirschsprung's disease.
Kieron had an exomphalos, which is a weakness of the baby's abdominal wall where the umbilical cord joins it.
Lewis, from Portlethen, near Aberdeen, was born with rare condition Exomphalos which meant most of his organs, including his liver and kidneys, were on the outside of his body.
Mum Tina, from West Bromwich, was told her newborn had exomphalos, a rare condition that affects only one in 10,000 babies.
Eliza had a condition called exomphalos, which meant her stomach wall had failed to form properly, leaving her bowel on the outside rather than inside.
It was observed that majority of the exomphalos comes as minor type (67%) in the series and male were in preponderance.
Katie Gent's two-year-old son, Edward, from Worcester, needed several operations after he was born ten weeks early with a hole in the heart and a condition called exomphalos.