Acquired umbilical fistula after repair of inguinal hernia: a case report.

Abstract

A 2-year, 9-month-old boy had an umbilical fistula after repair of an inguinal hernia at 8 months of age. Fistulography findings showed a duct running from the umbilicus toward the inguinal wound. Pathological finding of the surgically removed fistula demonstrated granulomatous tissues containing silk ligature. Acquired umbilical fistula is a rare complication of inguinal herniorrhaphy. Its clinical details as well as a review of the previously reported four cases are presented.

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@article{Okuyama1998AcquiredUF, title={Acquired umbilical fistula after repair of inguinal hernia: a case report.}, author={Hiroaki Okuyama and Masahiro Fukuzawa and Hideo Nakai and Akira Okada}, journal={Journal of pediatric surgery}, year={1998}, volume={33 5}, pages={737-8} }