What are common findings in babies with omphalomesenteric duct remnants?

Updated: Nov 05, 2019
  • Author: James G Glasser, MD, MA, FACS; Chief Editor: Dharmendra J Nimavat, MD, FAAP  more...
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The presence of an abdominal wall defect is immediately obvious; however, an exactitude in diagnosis may prove to be more challenging, and treatment may be exceedingly complex and involve multiple specialists.

Omphalomesenteric duct remnants usually occur in babies with umbilical cord hernias, in which the abdominal wall defect is less than 4 cm.


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