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Differentiation Between Umbilical Granuloma and Patent Vitellointestinal Ducts in Infants and its Associated Complications- 8 Years Retrospective Study: Novel Approach

Author(s): Ashokanand Thakur

Umbilical granuloma is a very common cause of umbilical discharge. It is managed by chemical cauterization, Bipolar electric cauterization and sometimes by simple thread ligation. However, it must be differentiated from omphalo-mesenteric remnants otherwise it can lead to disastrous complications like prolapsed of ileum and subsequent gangrene of bowel. Ultrasonography is very important tool for differentiation between umbilical granuloma and ramnants of viltello-intestinal ducts or urachus. 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 patients.

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