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J Korean Surg Soc. 2004 Oct;67(4):330-333. Korean. Case Report.
Nam SH , Kim YH , Jang HJ , Cho YP , Han MS .
Department of Surgery, Ulsan University College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Surgery, Gangneung Asan Hospital, Gangneung, Korea. kyjho@gnah.co.kr
Abstract

The vitelline duct is the primitive connection between the yolk sac and embryonic midgut, and undergoes involution between the seventh and ninth weeks of fetal development. A patent omphalomesenteric duct is a form of umbilical remnant with a communication between the umbilicus and intestine that requires surgical resection. Completely patent omphalomesenteric duct is very rare. We here report a case of intestinal obstruction with small bowel strangulation caused by patent omphalomesenteric duct in a 33-year-old man.

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