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Umbilicus

Wednesday 25 November 2009

The umbilicus is an important embryological structure, into which the vitelline duct (omphalomesenteric) and urachus enter. Remnants of either structure may give rise to lesions at the umbilicus and, rarely, vestiges of both may coexist.

Anomalies

- umbilicus malfiormations

  • flat umbilicus
  • umbilical hernia

- umbilical lesions

See also

- abdomen
- abdominal wall
- omphalomesenteric duct