Ombligo húmedo, ¿ante qué nos encontramos?Presentación de un caso

  1. Andrea González Palau
  2. Mónica Rivero Falero
  3. Eduardo Luis Pérez-Etchepare Figueroa 1
  4. Mario Alberto Gómez Culebras
  1. 1 Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

    Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España


Canarias Pediátrica

ISSN: 1131-6128

Year of publication: 2019

Volume: 43

Issue: 3

Pages: 205-208

Type: Article

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We know as wet navel those which, after the fall of the umbilical cord, presents se- cretion. We can divide the causes of wet navel in infectious (omphalitis) or malfor- mative, due to lack of obliteration of the embryonic structures (persistence of the omphalomesenteric or urachal duct). This article presents a review of the bibliogra- phy of these anomalies due to a case in a newborn in our hospital. It is a preterm newborn of 31 + 4 weeks of gestational age who is admitted to the Neonatal In- tensive Unit Care because of prematurity and respiratory distress. During his hospi- talization we notice a wet umbilical cord secondary to a malformation, whose diag- nosis is not settled down until surgery.