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Chirurgia 2019 October;32(5):259-62

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.18.04883-0

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Remnant of the omphalomesenteric duct complicated by axial torsion in 16-months-old girl: case report and review of literature

Chiara PELLEGRINO 1, Francesco MOLINARO 1, Francesco FERRARA 1, Giulia FUSI 1, Edoardo BINDI 1, Gianni GUAZZI 2, Mario MESSINA 1, Rossella ANGOTTI 1

1 Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Medical, Surgical and Neurological Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy; 2 Unit of Diagnosis in Emergency and Urgency, Department of Emergency, Urgency, and Diagnostics Services, University of Siena, Siena, Italy



Umbilical remnants of omphalomesenteric duct are usually clinically silent. A rare clinical manifestation in pediatric age, is a small intestinal obstruction due to axial torsion of omphalomesenteric duct remnant. We report a case of a gangrenous Meckel’s diverticulum secondary to axial torsion in patient with gastroenteritis, which has been reported once in the past 45 years.


KEY WORDS: Vitelline duct; Intestinal volvulus; Child

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