body stalk anomaly

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Body stalk anomaly is a major congenital abnormality affecting the anterior abdominal wall. The primary defect is a very short umbilical cord attachment to the apex of the sac.

Co-existent lesions include severe spinal deformity, cloacal exstrophy and hypoplastic legs.

Last reviewed 01/2018