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Small bowel (small intestine)

Congenital anomalies


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Infant born with herniated abdominal contents into ventral membranous sac because abdominal musculature fails to form

Clinical images

Ruptured omphalocele

Differential diagnosis

● Gastroschisis: similar, but umbilical cord is not involved

Additional references

Hum Genet 2012;131:739

End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Congenital anomalies > Omphalocele

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