By Gary M. White, MD

An excellent review of umbilical and periumbilical dermatoses may be found at JAAD 2015;72;1066-73.

Red and Scaly

Psoriasis. Red, scaly plaques in a patient with psoriasis.


Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical Hernia

Seborrheic Keratosis. These "age spots" may occur anywhere, including the umbilicus.
Seborrheic Keratosis of the Umbilicus

Sister Mary Joseph's Nodule
Sister Mary Joseph's Nodule

Perforating Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

Umbilical growth in an infant. The umbilical grown in an infant may represent a pyogenic granuloma, umbilical mucosal polyp [JAMA Derm 2017;153;597], patent urachus or an umbilical hernia.


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