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Case Reports in MedicineVolume 2011 2011, Article ID 835474, 2 pages

Case Report

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Harran University, 63100 Sanliurfa, Turkey

Department of Pathology, Sanliurfa Education and Training Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey

Received 31 August 2010; Revised 7 January 2011; Accepted 28 February 2011

Academic Editor: Frank A. Pigula

Copyright © 2011 M. Cevik et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The normal umbilicus is a simple structure, but the intrauterine development of the umbilicus is highly complex. Neonatal umbilical mass anomalies usually represent failure of obliteration of the vitelline duct or the allantois which results in persistence of remnants, which can lead to a wide variety of disorders. In this paper, we present a case of an appendicoumbilical fistula in a neonate along with the differential diagnosis and management options. Embryologic explanation of the etiology was discussed with the possible association with different forms of malpositioning and rotation of the gut.

Author: M. Cevik, M. E. Boleken, and E. Kadıoglu



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