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What do i need to know about baby with omphalocele?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Surgery: Baby will need to have surgery to correct defect, either shortly after birth or delayed depending on the size of the defect. Baby will need to be checked for heart and other birth defects.
Dr. Charles Vinocur
Pediatric Surgery 48 years experience
See perinatologist: A baby with an omphalocele can have many associated issues, including cardiac, chromosomal, lung, or other additional problems. The key is to be evaluated by a perinatologist, and have a fetal MRI and a cardiac echo. This will allow you to better understand if and what additional issues may be present. Then, meet with a pediatric surgeon and cardiac surgeon if echo abnormal.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2015

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