Bifid appendix with appendicoumbilical fistula


Journal Article

Umbilical drainage in a newborn in the form of gas or intestinal contents is concerning for patency of the omphalomesentric duct (POMD) or gastrointestinal fistulas. A three-day old female presented with feculent umbilical drainage caused by a Y-shaped appendix with fusion of one limb to the umbilicus. This appendicoumbilical fistula was repaired via transumbilical excision. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an appendicoumbilical fistula involving a bifid appendix. © 2013 The Authors.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Guerron, AD; Patil, DT; Seifarth, FG

Published Date

  • January 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 223 - 225

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2213-5766

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.epsc.2013.07.002

Citation Source

  • Scopus