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In utero, the umbilicus is a vital conduit between the placenta and fetus and directly impacts the development of the intestine and urinary systems. After delivery its importance diminishes to the role of a potential site of neonatal vascular access. Disorders of the umbilicus are either acquired (granuloma), infectious (omphalitis, phlebitis), neoplastic (teratoma, sarcoma) or congenital (hernia, omphalomesenteric and urachal abnormalities, dysmorphology). Congenital abnormalities predominate in children although granulomas are very common in infants.

see also Umbilical Hernia

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Last updated: March 19, 2018


Snyder, Charles L, and Sam Soffer. "Umbilical Disorders." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2018. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829061/all/Umbilical_Disorders.
Snyder CL, Soffer S. Umbilical Disorders. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829061/all/Umbilical_Disorders. Accessed June 25, 2019.
Snyder, C. L., & Soffer, S. (2018). Umbilical Disorders. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829061/all/Umbilical_Disorders
Snyder CL, Soffer S. Umbilical Disorders [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. [cited 2019 June 25]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829061/all/Umbilical_Disorders.
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