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Patent Vitellointestinal Duct: A Close Differential Diagnosis of Umbilical Granuloma: A Case Report and Review of Literature

DOI: 10.4236/ss.2011.23027, PP. 134-136

Keywords: Umbilical Granuloma, Patent Vitello Intestinal Duct, Umbilical Discharge

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Umbilical granuloma is a very common cause of umbilical discharge. It is managed by chemical cauterization or simple thread ligation. However, it can be a differential diagnosis of patent vitello intestinal duct and this should be ruled out before managing such patients. We report a case of a 10-week-old male infant referred by his General Practitioner for silver nitrate cauterisation, with a diagnosis of suspected umbilical granuloma (UG). The child underwent subsequent exploratory laparotomy and bowel anastomosis.


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