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If you are born with an omphalocele, are you likely to have other abdominal hernias later in life?

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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
6 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

If you are born with omphalocele, the abdominal wall may be deficient and therefore you may be at risk for hernia in your incision.

In brief: Possibly

If you are born with omphalocele, the abdominal wall may be deficient and therefore you may be at risk for hernia in your incision.
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Individuals born with omphalocele is not at higher risk to develop other abdominal hernias later. However, one small study showed that about one third of affected children experienced physical and cognitive developmental delay especially in their first two years.

In brief: No

Individuals born with omphalocele is not at higher risk to develop other abdominal hernias later. However, one small study showed that about one third of affected children experienced physical and cognitive developmental delay especially in their first two years.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Not usually

But you could be at risk for a recurrent hernia at the site of surgical repair due to inadequate tissue at the site of the omphalocele.

In brief: Not usually

But you could be at risk for a recurrent hernia at the site of surgical repair due to inadequate tissue at the site of the omphalocele.
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