How is an omphalocele diagnosed?
Omphalocele can often be detected on fetal ultrasound in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.
- A fetal echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) may also be done to check for heart abnormalities before the baby is born.
- After birth, the omphalocele will be seen by your child's physician during the physical examination.
- X-rays may be done after birth to evaluate abnormalities of other organs or body parts.