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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.

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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