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  • amniocele
  • 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 SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. 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 DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: February 1, 2016