Colon non tumor
Congenital anomalies

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 14 December 2016, last major update May 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: colon omphalocele
Cite this page: Omphalocele. website. Accessed March 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Infant born with herniated abdominal contents into ventral membranous sac through umbilical cord, due to failure of abdominal musculature to form (eMedicine #1, #2)
  • May be related to ectopically-induced Hedgehog signaling (PLoS One 2011;6:e16260)
Case reports
Clinical images

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Various images

Multiple defects and gastrochisis

Differential diagnosis
  • Gastroschisis: not through umbilical cord, no membranous sac covering intestines