[Incidence and etiology of omphaloceles (author's transl)].

  • Hendrik Rott
  • Published 1975 in Zeitschrift fur Kinderheilkunde


Omphaloceles are congenital malformations with herniation of the abdominal viscera into the umbilical cord. The incidence in newborns is 1:4300, the sex ratio 1.24:1 in favour to boys. Children with this malformation are neither more frequent at the beginning nor at the end of the sibship; the average maternal age is not increased. In about 50% other… (More)