Definition of Omphalocele

1. Noun. Protrusion of the intestine and omentum through a hernia in the abdominal wall near the navel; usually self correcting after birth.

Exact synonyms: Umbilical Hernia
Generic synonyms: Hernia, Herniation



Definition of Omphalocele

1. n. A hernia at the navel.

Definition of Omphalocele

1. Noun. A hernia of the navel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Omphalocele

1. A hernia at the navel. Origin: Gr. The navel + a tumour: cf.F. Omphalocele. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Omphalocele

omotracheal triangle
omov
omovs
omphacine
omphacite
omphacites
omphal-
omphalectomy
omphalelcosis
omphali
omphalic
omphalinoid
omphalitis
omphalo-
omphaloangiopagus
omphalocele (current term)
omphaloceles
omphalocentric
omphalode
omphalodes
omphaloenteric
omphaloi
omphalomancy
omphalomesaraic
omphalomesenteric
omphalomesenteric artery
omphalomesenteric cord
omphalomesenteric cyst
omphalomesenteric duct
omphalomesenteric duct cyst

Literary usage of Omphalocele

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1. Atlas and Epitome of Operative Surgery by Otto Zuckerkandl (1902)
"Operation for Incarcerated omphalocele.—The usual procedure consisted until recently in closure of the hernial opening by suture after opening the hernial ..."

2. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"omphalocele occurred about two to four times as frequently as gastroschisis. Using the rates for Atlanta in 1979-83,25 about 600 cases of gastroschisis and ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"This is apparently the first experimental model in which omphalocele can be ... Gross fetal anomalies Digital defects 48 0 Cleft palate 20 0 omphalocele 12 ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"On opening the abdomen by a median incision, the upper and anterior portion of the liver was found loosely adherent to the sac of the omphalocele. ..."

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