Exomphalos: definition, screening, diagnosis, treatment

This document explains the abdominal wall defect exomphalos and the processes following a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of the condition.


Abdominal wall defects: exomphalos (omphalocele)

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This publication sets out information for health professionals on the abdominal wall defect exompahlos, also known as omphalocele.

The document includes:

  • definition of the condition
  • screening and diagnosis procedure
  • prevalence of the condition
  • treatment for the disease
  • likely outcome for the baby
  • prevention processes
  • the referral pathway

The NHS fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) tests for this condition.

Published 1 April 2012