OMPHALOLITH

Clinical

A concretion of keratinatious and sebaceous material within the umbilicus is characteristic of an omphalolith.

Treatment

No treatment is needed. The lesion is usually asymptomatic. Rarely, the omphalolith may cause inflammation or the area may become secondarily infected. Obviously, periodic cleaning of the umbilicus prevents formation of the omphalolith.

References

Dermatology Online Journal 20(5)

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