- congenital omphalocele
- A congenital defect with major fissure in the abdominal wall at the umbilicus resulting in the extrusion of viscera through the umbilicus. Unlike gastroschisis, omphalocele is covered with peritoneum but without overlying skin.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Protrusion of abdominal contents through an opening at the navel occurring especially as a congenital defect.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.