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Omphalocele
An omphalocele is an abdominal wall defect in which the intestines, liver, and occasionally other organs remain outside of the abdomen in a sac because of a defect in the development of the muscles of the abdominal wall. The sac, which is formed from an outpouching of peritoneum, protrudes in the midline, through the umbilicus.
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