Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Case Report of a Patent Omphalomesenteric Duct Presenting with Meconium Discharge from the Umbilicus

Maxwell D*, Hariri N and Coleman KC

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Charleston Area Medical Center, USA

*Correspondance to: Damian Maxwell 

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Abstract

This report describes the case of a newborn presenting with a patent omphalomesenteric duct remnant fistula identified at birth with meconuim in the umbilical cord. The infant had no antenatal care and presented to the NICU in mild respiratory distress and meconium within the umbilical cord. We instituted a brief work up and proceeded to surgery where the remenant was resected. The patient did well and was discharged soon after without complication. Here we describe the case, the work up and a review of the literature.

Keywords:

Omphlaomesenteric duct fistula; Vitelline duct fistula; Ileo-umbilical fistula; Presistent patent omphalomesenteric duct; Meconium discharge from umbilicus; Exomphalos minor fistula

Citation:

Maxwell D, Hariri N, Coleman KC. A Case Report of a Patent Omphalomesenteric Duct Presenting with Meconium Discharge from the Umbilicus. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2016; 1: 1022.

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