Definition of omphalocele in English:



  • A hernia in which abdominal organs protrude into a baby's umbilical cord.

    • ‘Malrotation is also associated with other congenital anomalies such as diaphragmatic hernia, omphalocele and gastroschisis.’
    • ‘This was a 4 year old female with a past history of duodenal atresia, omphalocele, atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect.’
    • ‘Some are obvious at birth (Abdominal wall defects - omphalocele and gastroschisis).’
    • ‘The omphalocele was closed by approximating the abdominal fascia.’
    • ‘Initial examination upon transfer revealed the child had a gastroschisis rather than an omphalocele with stomach and small bowel exposed through an opening on the right side of the umbilicus.’
    • ‘To assess whether such an increase might be explained by a diagnostic shift of the abdominal wall defects, we analysed the time trends of omphalocele in these registries.’
    • ‘Umbilical hernias, omphaloceles, and gastroschisis usually are apparent on gross inspection.’
    • ‘Abdominal wall defects, including gastroschisis and omphalocele, are usually diagnosed prenatally.’
    • ‘She had an ultrasound at 18 weeks that showed a 2-vessel umbilical cord, bilateral asymmetric choroid plexus cysts, and a possible small omphalocele.’
    • ‘Should these abnormalities be noted on an ultrasound examination in pregnancy, it is important to know that an omphalocele is often associated with a fetal chromosome abnormality and an amniocentesis is recommended.’