One of the rare conditions impacting the stomach is Omphalocele where the intestine, liver and other organs tend to remain outside the somatic in a sac because of some defect. Such individuals would have a protruding or bulge type of structure right in the middle of the stomach. It is also seen commonly in most women during pregnancy.
HOW IS OMPHALOCELE DIAGNOSED?
The visible abdominal organs are a sign of this disorder. The sizes of the omphalocele can vary. Prenatal ultrasounds are vital in diagnosing this disorder before birth.
HOW IS OMPHALOCELE TREATED?
The treatment includes hospitalisation of the new born baby. A team of specialists including a surgeon will work on the baby. Speech therapists will also be in the picture to tackle feeding difficulties being faced, while respiratory issues and lactation will also need considerable therapy.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition can also give rise to heart defects.