Iatrogenic intestinal perforation in umbilical cord hernia


KURTULUŞ Ş.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY CASE REPORTS, vol.59, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.epsc.2020.101500
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY CASE REPORTS

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.