Omphalocele

An omphalocele (British English: omphalocoele) is a type of abdominal wall defect in which the intestines, liver, and occasionally other organs remain outside of the abdomen in a sac because of a defect in the development of the muscles of the abdominal wall (exomphalos). Omphalocele occurs in 2.5/10,000 births and is associated with a high rate o...
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Omphalocele

• (n.) A hernia at the navel.
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omphalocele

(om´fә-lo-sēl″) protrusion at birth of part of the intestine through a large defect in the abdominal wall at the umbilicus. This is considered a surgical emergency and is normally treated immediately after birth. See also umbilical hernia, and See also umbilical hernia.
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Omphalocele

Om'pha·lo·cele` noun [ Greek ... the navel + ... a tumor: confer French omphalocéle .] (Medicine) A hernia at the navel.
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Omphalocele

A birth defect that is easily seen at delivery. It occurs when the intestines or organs within the abdominal cavity stick out from the belly button onto the outside of the body. Cases can range from mild to severe. A baby that is born with a severe case may have the liver, spleen or other organ(s) protruding at the same time. A thin layer of tissue...
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Omphalocele

Omphalocele: A birth defect in which part of the intestine, covered only by a thin transparent membrane, protrudes outside the abdomen at the umbilicus. The underlying error is a failure during embryonic development for a section of the intestines (the midgut) to return from outside the abdomen and reenter the abdomen, as it should. The opening in ...
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omphalocele

Type: Term Pronunciation: om′fal-ō-sēl, om′fă-lō- Definitions: 1. 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. Synonyms: amniocele, e...
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