Ultrasonographic Demonstration of a Type 1 Omphalomesenteric Duct Remnant
Authors: Taranath, A.; Lam, A.
Source: Acta Radiologica, 1 February 2006, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 100-102(3)
Abstract:The vitelline or omphalomesenteric duct malformations constitute a rare group and are seen in only 2% of people. The malformations can take the form of a patent duct, a cyst, a fistula, or a sinus. They may or may not be symptomatic depending on the type of malformation. We present ultrasonographic features of a patent omphalomesenteric duct remnant in a 3‐week‐old boy who presented to our hospital with a non‐healing umbilical lesion. Ultrasound can prove beneficial in the work‐up of such cases.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: The Lyell McEwin Health Service, Elizabeth Vale, South Australia, Australia; Department of Medical Imaging, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
Publication date: 2006-02-01T00:00:00