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Docs, could a girl with a large omphalocele have kids?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
See obstetrician: In one series 27 women who gave birth to 41 full-term babies with previous repair of an anterior abdominal wall hernia with no recurrence. Part of answer may require physical exam and assessment of abdominal wall structure by physician.
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
An omphalocele is a congenital abdominal wall defect with the abdominal organs outside the abdominal cavity and covered by a membranous sac. It is repaired in young infants, getting the organs inside the abdominal cavity and closing the abdominal wall. It is different from an abdominal wall hernia, which is much more common and much less serious. Talk over the situation with your obstetrician.
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