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Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2016;35(5):344-347. Epub 2016 Aug 5.

Congenital Cyst of the Umbilical Cord.

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a Division of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine , University of Southern California , Los Angeles , California , USA.
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b Department of Radiology , Oregon Health and Science University , Portland , Oregon , USA.
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c Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine , University of Southern California , Los Angeles , California , USA.

Abstract

Umbilical cord cysts warrant evaluation for structural defects and chromosomal anomalies such as trisomy 18, depending on the type of cyst. The appearance of an enlarged or "gigantic" cord has particular association with a patent urachus, often requiring operative exploration to repair the associated urachal remnant. We describe the unusual case of an umbilical cord cyst-measuring 9 cm in maximal diameter and comprising histopathological features of an urachalcyst-presenting in a healthy ex-36 week newborn with no associated anomalies.

KEYWORDS:

congenital; cord; umbilical; urachal

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