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Title: Omphalitis with Umbilical Abscess in an Adult with a Urachal Remnant
Authors: Tawk, Antonios
Abdallah, Ali
Meouchy, Paul
Salameh, Joanna
Khoury, Salem
Kyriakos, Melissa
Abboud, Ghadi
Dagher, Mona
Semaan, Peter
Metri, Aida
Ashou, Raja
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Faculty of Medicine 
Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Omphalitis
Umbilical abscess
Urachal remnant
Issue Date: 2021
Part of: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Volume: 15
Start page: 966
End page: 971
Abstract: 
Omphalitis is an inflammation of the umbilicus and is seldom diagnosed in adults. It is even rarer when it results from an infection of the urachus, an embryological remnant that connects the umbilicus to the dome of the bladder. Patients with omphalitis present with erythema, edema, tenderness, and purulent discharge form the umbilical stump. Workup includes ultrasonography and CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis. Management consists of antibiotics and incision and drainage of the umbilical abscess, followed by surgical resection of the urachal remnant. In this article, we report a case of omphalitis complicated by umbilical abscess in a 20-year-old female with a urachal remnant.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5285
DOI: 10.1159/000518870
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
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