What is the pathophysiology of hernias of the umbilical cord?

Updated: Nov 05, 2019
  • Author: James G Glasser, MD, MA, FACS; Chief Editor: Dharmendra J Nimavat, MD, FAAP  more...
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Hernias of the umbilical cord

In hernias of the umbilical cord, the umbilical ring is oversized, but the relationships of amnion to yolk sac and connecting stalk are normal. (See the image below.)

Pediatric omphalocele and gastroschisis (abdominal Pediatric omphalocele and gastroschisis (abdominal wall defects). This photograph depicts an umbilical cord hernia in an infant.

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