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Unusual position of the umbilicus in a neonate
  1. Shu Ki Tsoi,
  2. Catherine Brock,
  3. Marcelle Simeonovic,
  4. Thao Lu,
  5. Niranjan Thomas
  1. Newborn Services, Sunshine Hospital, Saint Albans, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shu Ki Tsoi, Newborn Services, Sunshine Hospital, Saint Albans, VIC 3021, Australia; shuki.tsoi{at}

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A term male neonate was found postnatally to have an unusual low-lying umbilicus in the suprapubic region (figure 1). On examination, he was not dysmorphic. There was glandular hypospadias and undescended right testis. There were no abdominal wall defects and he passed urine normally. Morphology scan at 21 weeks’ gestation was normal and non-invasive prenatal test was low risk. The parents were first cousins with …

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  • Contributors SKT wrote the manuscript with supervision by NT. CB and MS collated patient history, conducted examination and organised investigations with supervision by TL, and further follow-up by SKT.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.