- Apr 5, 2007
My son had some bleeding from his navel. The surgeon stated that he had a umbilical fistula. CT scan of abdominal area with emphasis on umbilical area was negative. The surgeon basically performed a small (relative) procedure to close the fistula and suture the opening of the navel. My son is 3 days post op without any problems and will be going back in 4 more days to have the sutures removed. The exploration did not show any other problems. Is this reportable? The surgeon stated that he should not have any other problems.