An umbilical polyp in an infant

David L. Swanson, Betty Pakzad

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The persistence at birth of the omphalomesenteric (vitelline) duct may result in life-threatening consequences. Early identification of this congenital anomaly is essential for prompt surgical treatment to eliminate the risk of prolapse and herniation. A neonatal umbilical polyp may indicate the presence of an omphalomesenteric duct remnant. We describe the diagnosis and surgical treatment of an infant with an umbilical polyp. We also present an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of vitelline duct remnants and their associated anomalies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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