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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.