Acquired Umbilico-Inguinal Fistula with Persistent Discharge due to Suture Reaction: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
- Muazez Cevik
- Case reports in medicine
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.