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Hernia of Umbilical Cord with Segmental Dilatation of Ileum: Cause or Effect?
JKAPS 2017 Jun;23(1):9-11
Published online June 30, 2017
Copyright © 2017 Korean Association of Pediatric Surgeons.

Shalini Hegde, Monika Bawa

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
Received December 27, 2016; Accepted May 4, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Hernia of the umbilical cord associated with segmental dilatation of the ileum (SDI) is a rare entity with only 17 cases reported in literature. We hypothesize that the prominent mesenteric vessels or folds that splay out towards the ends of the SDI signify the presence of an antecedent duplication cyst which eventually got resorbed to form the dilated segment.
Keywords : Hernia, Umbilical cord, Segmental dilatation, Ileum


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