Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 238–239

Omphalolith

  • Sampath K. L. Kumar
  • C. Obula Reddy
  • Keertinmayee Reddy
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DOI: 10.1007/s12262-010-0143-z

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Kumar, S.K.L., Reddy, C.O. & Reddy, K. Indian J Surg (2011) 73: 238. doi:10.1007/s12262-010-0143-z
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Abstract

Omphalolith (Umbolith) is uncommon under normal circumstances. However in a deeply retracted umbilicus in an obese individual, accumulation of sebum and keratin may lead to the formation of a stone. This calculus may remain undiagnosed for many years until revealed by secondary infection or ulceration.We report an intersting case of omphalolith in an elderly woman.

Keywords

UmbilicusOmphalolith

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sampath K. L. Kumar
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Obula Reddy
    • 1
  • Keertinmayee Reddy
    • 1
  1. 1.Rajeev Gandhi Institute of Medical SciencesKadapaIndia
  2. 2.KadapaIndia