Vitellointestinal duct remnants.

Vitellointestinal duct/Omphalomesenteric duct is the conncetion between yolk sac and developing gut.

Usually it obliterates and disappears, but the persistence of this duct can lead to following anomalies.

  • Umbilical fecal fistula-Due to persistence of entire Vitello intestinal duct.
  • Umbilical sinus
  • Meckels diverticulum
  • Umbilical cyst/Vitelline cyst
  • Fibrous band-Between ileum and umbilicus, may lead to intestinal obstruction.

Leave a Reply

Master Of Medicine load time improved by PHP Speedy Master Of Medicine load time improved by PHP Speedy

%d bloggers like this: