The umbilical polyp

Neil D. Kutin, James E. Allen, Theodore C. Jewett

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Anomalies of the omphalomesenteric duct (OMD) present a variety of surgical problems. The most readily apparent of these lesions is the umbilical polyp. One-third of patients explored at our hospital and 56% of patients reviewed had an additional OMD anomaly when explored for an umbilical polyp. The preferred treatment for this lesion should be a mini-laparotomy after the presence of intestinal mucosa at the umbilicus is confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-744
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1979


  • Meckel's diverticulum
  • Omphalomesenteric duct
  • umbilical polyp


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