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]

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.
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Kieron had an exomphalos, which is a weakness of the baby's abdominal wall where the umbilical cord joins it.
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