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Rare spontaneous regression of patent omphalomesenteric duct after birth
  1. E Kurzbart1,
  2. M Zeitlin2,
  3. D Feigenbaum2,
  4. A Zaritzky2,
  5. Z Cohen3,
  6. A J Mares3
  1. 1Pediatric Surgery, The Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel;
  2. 2Neonatal Unit, The Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel
  3. 3Department of Pediatric Surgery, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    The abdominal radiograph (fig 1) shows contrast material in the small bowel after injection through a fourth lumen found in the transected umbilical cord of an infant born at 28 weeks gestation (in vitro fertilisation), consistent with a patent omphalomesenteric duct.

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