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What symptoms suggest omphalocele?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen answered

Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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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Dr. Arnold Friedman answered

Specializes in Radiology

It's usually diagnosed on prenatal ultrasound and physical exam at birth.

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