Iatrogenic intestinal perforation in umbilical cord hernia


KURTULUŞ Ş.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY CASE REPORTS, vol.59, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.epsc.2020.101500
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY CASE REPORTS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Newborn, Umbilical cord hernia, Iatrogenic intestinal perforation, TWICE, CLAMP

Abstract

We report a case of 1-day-old boy referred with suspicion of umbilical cord hernia, who had a broad based umbilical cord. Iatrogenic intestinal perforation due to clamping of an umbilical cord hernia which contained intestinal loop was noticed after the clamp unlocked. This complication resulted from failure to diagnose umbilical cord hernia and application of the cord clamp too close to the umbilical ring.