Search for a rare disease

* (*) mandatory field

Other search option(s)

Suggest an update

(*) Required fields.


Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Only comments written in English can be processed.

Captcha image

Limb body wall complex

Disease definition

Limb body wall complex (LBWC) is characterized by severe multiple congenital anomalies in the fetus with exencephaly/encephalocele, thoraco- and/or abdominoschisis (anterior body wall defects) and limb defects, with or without facial clefts.


  • Synonym(s):
    • LBWC syndrome
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q87.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 3251
  • MedDRA: -

Additional information

Specialised Social Services

The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care by a qualified specialist and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or treatment.