What is an omphalocele?

An omphalocele is a congenital condition (condition present at birth) that affects the muscles in the abdomen (belly area) and umbilical cord.

With an omphalocele, babies are born with some of their organs outside the body. The organs, like the intestines, stomach or liver, are in a sac called the omphalocele sac.

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