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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Exomphalos is rare and only occurs in one in 10,000 births in the UK.
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.
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.