Cite this page: Gulwani H. Omphalocele. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/colonomphalocele.html. Accessed August 24th, 2019.
Definition / general
- Infant born with herniated abdominal contents into ventral membranous sac through umbilical cord, due to failure of abdominal musculature to form (eMedicine: Pediatric Omphalocele and Gastroschisis [Accessed 16 July 2018], eMedicine: Omphalocele Imaging [Accessed 16 July 2018])
- May be related to ectopically induced Hedgehog signaling (PLoS One 2011;6:e16260)
- Gastroschisis: not through umbilical cord, no membranous sac covering intestines