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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 74-76

Congenital hernia of the umbilical cord associated with extracelomic colonic atresia and perforation of gut in a newborn

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery,King Fahad Hospital of the University, College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Al Khobar 31952, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Kamalesh Pal
Division of Pediatric Surgery, King Fahad Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, P.O. Box: 40129, Al Khobar 31952
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.129241

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Congenital hernia of the umbilical cord (CHUC) is a rare congenital entity compared to more common post-natally occurring umbilical hernia. Although recognized as a distinct entity since 1920s, CHUC is often misdiagnosed as a small omphalocele, resulting in its underreporting. We present the first case report of CHUC associated with extracelomic colonic atresia, complicated by perinatal perforation in a newborn. We also discuss the differentiating features from other anterior abdominal wall defects such as omphalocele and gastroschisis including its embryogenesis.

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