In general, no
It can be associated with certain genetic disorders but often no cause is found.
It occurs are 10 weeks of gestation when the intestines returnto the belly from their position in the umbilical cord where they grew in size. Then, the belly wall closes if that fails to occur, an omphalocele
occurs. Many pts have other problems as the heart
, anus, bladder
, chest wall are developing at the same time.