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Simulaids® Simulated Omphalocele/Exomphalos

SKU 800-883
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Simulaids® Simulated Omphalocele/Exomphalos

Suitable for use on manikins. Easily cleaned and reusable.

Also included in the following Casualty Simulation kit:

800-8009 Neonatal Wound kit

Omphalocele, also known as exomphalos, is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall. The infant's intestines, liver, or other organs stick outside of the belly through the belly button. The organs are covered in a thin, nearly transparent sac that hardly ever is open or broken.

Early in all pregnancies, the intestine develops inside the umbilical cord and then usually moves inside the abdomen a few weeks later. In exomphalos, the intestines and sometimes other organs such as the liver, remain inside the umbilical cord but outside the abdomen.

What causes exomphalos?

We do not know what causes exomphalos, although we do know that it is becoming more common, affecting around two in every 5,000 children born each year. Exomphalos can be associated with other problems, but doctors will examine children closely to check if this is the case.

What are the signs and symptoms of exomphalos?

Exomphalos is immediately recognisable because the child’s intestines are outside the body and covered in a membrane. The size of the bulging membrane containing the intestines and other organs varies from a small protrusion to quite a large lump.

There are two types of exompahlos: exomphalos minor where the opening is less than 4cm and only containing the intestine, and exomphalos major where the opening is greater than 4cm and/or with the liver inside the cord.

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