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omphalocele

 [om´fah-lo-sēl″]
protrusion, at birth, of part of the intestine through a defect in the abdominal wall at the umbilicus; see also umbilical hernia.
A large omphalocele with structure and contents of the hernial sac. From Betz et al., 1994.

om·phal·o·cele

(om'fal-ō-sēl, om'fă-lō-), [MIM*310980, MIM*164570]
Congenital herniation of viscera into the base of the umbilical cord, with a covering membranous sac of peritoneum-amnion. The umbilical cord is inserted into the sac here, in contradistinction to its attachment in gastroschisis.
See also: umbilical hernia.
[omphalo- + G. kēlē, hernia]

omphalocele

/om·pha·lo·cele/ (om´fah-lo-sēl″) protrusion, at birth, of part of the intestine through a defect in the abdominal wall at the umbilicus.

omphalocele

[om′fəlōsēl′]
Etymology: Gk, omphalos + kele, hernia
congenital herniation of intraabdominal viscera through a defect in the abdominal wall around the umbilicus. The defect is usually closed surgically soon after birth. Compare gastroschisis.
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Omphalocele

omphalocele

A congenital periumbilical defect in which loops of small intestine prolapse into a sac covered by peritoneum and amnion.

Mechanism
Caused by a failure of the intestine at 10 weeks of embryonic development (a time when the gut is normally outside the abdomen) to return to the abdominal cavity.

omphalocele

Neonatology A congenital periumbilical defect in which loops of small intestine prolapse into a sac covered by peritoneum and amnion

om·phal·o·cele

(om-fal'ŏ-sēl)
Congenital herniation of viscera into the base of the umbilical cord, with a covering membranous sac of peritoneum-amnion.
See also: umbilical hernia
Synonym(s): exomphalos (3) , exumbilication (3) .
[omphalo- + G. kēlē, hernia]

omphalocele

Herniation of some of the abdominal contents into the umbilical cord.

Omphalocele

A congenital hernia in which a small portion of the fetal abdominal contents, covered by a membrane sac, protrudes into the base of the umbilical cord.
Mentioned in: Prenatal Surgery

omphalocele

protrusion, at birth, of part of the intestine through a defect in the abdominal wall at the umbilicus.
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The nurses secured the omphalocele after delivery and immediately took Hayes to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
He did not have a heart defect or other birth defects in relation to the omphalocele.
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In 1958, Cantrell et al (1) described a syndrome in which a ventral (anterior) diaphragmatic hernia occurred in association with an omphalocele.
Omphalocele and pericardial effusion: Possible sonographic markers for the pentalogy of Cantrell or its variants.
Abnormal karyotype of fetuses with omphalocele: Prediction based on omphalocele contents.
An antenatal scan had demonstrated a giant omphalocele and an amniocentesis showed a normal female karyotype.
An antenatal scan had demonstrated a giant omphalocele and a postnatal karyotype showed a normal female.
Relative to her, the giant omphalocele reached from her chin to her knees and resulted in significant anatomical and mechanical disadvantage to breathing.
She developed a massive chylous ascitic drainage from her omphalocele, the aetiology of which remained unknown despite extensive investigation.
An antenatal scan had demonstrated a giant omphalocele and amniocentesis showed a normal male karyotype.
Fundoplication was discussed but not performed as the liver and much of the stomach were in the omphalocele sac, making surgery technically difficult.