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July 1970

Giant Umbilical Cord Associated With Patent Urachus: An External Clue to Internal Anomaly

Author Affiliations

East Meadow, NY
From the Department of Pediatrics, Meadowbrook Hospital, East Meadow, NY.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(1):82-83. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100060116022

A giant, swollen, umbilical cord may be associated with a patent urachus. When the obvious physical finding is noted, the presence of this rare hidden internal abnormality must be sought. Two cases of the association are presented. Awareness of this association presents a simple external clue to aid in diagnosis of the internal anomaly.

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