Intestinal prolapse through a persistent omphalomesenteric duct causing small-bowel obstruction

  • Ghislain Pauleau Department of Digestive Surgery, Hôpital Laveran, France
  • Diane Commandeur Department of Anaesthesiology, Hôpital Bouffard, Djibouti
  • Christophe Andro Department of Digestive Surgery, Hôpital Bouffard, Djibouti
  • Xavier Chapellier Department of Digestive Surgery, Hôpital Bouffard, Djibouti
Keywords: Occlusion, neonate

Abstract

Persistent omphalomesenteric duct as a cause of small-bowel obstruction is an exceptional finding. A neonate presented with occlusion due to intestinal prolapse through a persistent omphalomesenteric duct. Remnants of the duct were successfully resected, and the postoperative course was uneventful. We discuss the presentation of omphalomesenteric duct and its management.

Author Biographies

Ghislain Pauleau, Department of Digestive Surgery, Hôpital Laveran, France
Departement of digestive surgery
Xavier Chapellier, Department of Digestive Surgery, Hôpital Bouffard, Djibouti
Departement of digestive surgery
Published
2012-07-11
How to Cite
Pauleau, G., Commandeur, D., Andro, C., & Chapellier, X. (2012). Intestinal prolapse through a persistent omphalomesenteric duct causing small-bowel obstruction. South African Journal of Surgery, 50(3), 102-103. https://doi.org/10.7196/sajs.1289
Section
Case Reports