How to use Omphalocele in a sentence

omphalocele
  • In omphalocele, some of the internal organs protrude through the abdominal muscles in the area around the umbilical cord.

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  • Omphalocele may be minor, involving only a small portion of the intestines, or it may be severe with most of the abdominal organs, such as the intestines, liver, and spleen, outside the body.

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  • Abdominal wall defects, specifically gastroschisis and omphalocele, are rare and occur in only once in every 5000 births.

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  • Children with abdominal wall defects may need additional services, especially those with omphalocele and associated chromosomal abnormalities and birth defects.

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  • More serious defects involving herniation of abdominal contents outside the infant's body are omphalocele and gastroschisis.

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  • Omphalocele and gastroschisis are considered abdominal wall defects and are not called hernias.

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