omphalocele[om′fal-ō-sēl, om′fă-lō-]

Type:Term

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 , umbilical eventration

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