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What are the symptoms of an omphalocele?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Abdominal wall defec: Omphalocele is a central abdominal wall defect that results from abdominal contents herniating into the base of the umbilical cord. If the defct is small there may be only intestine in the defect. If it is large it can contain intestine and liver. May be associated with other midline defects.
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What symptoms suggest omphalocele?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 48 years experience
Omphalocele: There are usually no maternal symptoms of a fetal omphalocele. One sign may be an elevation of the alpha-fetal protein (AFP) concentration in maternal blood. AFP is used as a screening test in the midtrimester for neural tube defects. The presence of an omphalocele can also elevate the afp.
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