omphaloenteric fistula

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omphaloenteric fistula

an abnormal passage or fistula between the umbilicus and the terminal ileum formed by a persistent yolk stalk. See: Meckel diverticulum.
Synonym(s): vitelline fistula
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It can be attached to the umbilical region by the vitelline ligament, with the possibility of vitelline cysts, or even a patent vitelline canal forming a vitelline fistula when the umbilical cord is cut.