Testing & Diagnosis for Omphalocele in Children


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.