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DA: 20

Developmental anomaly information

Definition: An omphalocele is a defect of the anterior abdominal wall (failure to correct the physiologic midgut herniation which should have closed by the end of the 11th week pc), and is covered by a surrounding "membrane" (peritoneum and amnion); the umbilical cord inserts into the sac. Omphaloceles may result from an arrest of progression of the amnioectodermal junction toward the umblicus. Intra-amniotic mesoderm can not migrate through this amniotic tissue, preventing its maturation into mature body wall. Omphalocele typically contain bowel and/or liver.


  • Exomphalos
  • Amniocele

Developmental anomaly parent: (empty)

Topology: Human body > Abdomen

System: integument & skin

Developmental anomaly category: Dysraphism

Case records MDB1, MDB9, MDB70, MDB119, MDB94, MDB100, MDB109, MDB155, MDB176, MDB184, MDB249, MDB264, MDB277, MDB325, MDB359, MDB420, MDB487, MDB22

Humpath: 4126

Observed in MDB cases

In malformative combinations :

Observed in combinaisons (MDB)
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Associated developmental anomalies

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Last modified: 2008-12-17 18:13:00 by farideh

Created: 2008-02-15 01:00:00 by phsaw

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