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Omphalocele » Abdomen Q79.2


A congenital malformation characterized by herniation of abdominal contents through the umbilical insertion and covered by a membrane which may or may not be intact. Excludes gastroschisis (para umbilical hernia), a or hypoplasia of abdominal muscles, skin covered umbilical hernia.


Excludes gastroschisis (para-umbilical hernia) [Q79.3], aplasia or hypoplasia of the abdominal muscles [Q79.4], and skin-covered umbilical hernia [K42.-].


Photos 1 to 7 Different levels of severity of omphalocele as a continuous with umbilical hernia See [K42.-].