Familial omphalocele: considerations in genetic counseling.


Nonsyndromal omphalocele is generally regarded as a sporadic malformation. Recurrence risk is considered negligible. We report on a patient in whom 5 consecutive pregnancies (by 2 separate nonconsanguineous partners) were complicated by omphalocele as an isolated defect. Neither the patient nor her partners had history of relatives with omphalocele… (More)


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