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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2012, Article ID 482185, 3 pages
Case Report

Persistent Umbilical Discharge from an Omphalomesenteric Duct Cyst Containing Gastric Mucosa

Department of Paediatrics, Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ, UK

Received 16 February 2012; Accepted 27 March 2012

Academic Editors: A. Binder and D. Bourdelat

Copyright © 2012 Kanimozhi Tamilselvan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Umbilical discharge in infancy is often attributed to infection or an umbilical granuloma. It is important to investigate if such a discharge is due to an underlying congenital abnormality because corrective surgical intervention may then be required. We present the first case of an infant with a persistent umbilical discharge from an omphalomesenteric duct cyst. The discharge was associated with periumbilical dermatitis. The dermatitis was most likely due to irritation of the skin by gastric acid produced by the ectopic gastric mucosa contained in the omphalomesenteric duct cyst. Both discharge and dermatitis resolved after surgical removal of the cyst.