Testing & Diagnosis for Omphalocele in Children

LIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke This

Tests

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.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

Close