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October 1976

Completely Patent Vitellointestinal Duct

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Donmuang, Thailand

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(10):1468-1469. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630340080030

To the Editor.—  Completely patent vitellointestinal duct is rare.1 The following case merits a brief report

Report of a Case.—  A male infant weighing 2.6 kg was delivered at full term on Dec 24,1974. The entire pregnancy and delivery were normal. When the umbilical cord sloughed off on the fifth day, there was a small red bud of tissue protruding from the navel. At the center of this mass, there was a minute opening from which a mucoid discharge was exuded. Subsequently, feces were discharged through the opening, and the periumbilical skin became inflamed. When he was 22 days old, the baby was admitted to the Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital (Jan 14, 1975) with a diagnosis of completely patent vitellointestinal duct associated with moderate prolapse of its distal portion and periumbilical dermatitis.On admission, the infant showed a small, bright red, umbilical polypoid mass with a central fecal-draining

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