The giant umbilical cord: an unusual presentation of a patent urachus

J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Jan;39(1):128-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2003.09.023.


Umbilical cord anomalies remain a frequent newborn nursery consultation for the pediatric surgeon. The authors report on a giant umbilical cord associated with a patent urachus. Although it is an uncommon anomaly, operative exploration must be carried out to repair the associated urachal remnant.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Umbilical Cord / abnormalities*
  • Urachus / abnormalities*