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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Thoracopaedia: An Imaging Encyclopedia of Pediatric Thoracic Disease: Case 66 Thoracopaedia: An Imaging Encyclopedia of Pediatric Thoracic Disease: Case 66

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Preoperative photograph shows the umbilical cord entering the omphalocele sac. The apex of the heart can be seen under the superior portion of the sac. The upper portion of the heart is covered by skin but the sternum is split. The abdominal wall is lax and redundant from the ascites which had been aspirated.

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