Images in Surgery

Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 238-239

Omphalolith

  • Sampath K. L. KumarAffiliated withRajeev Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Email author 
  • , C. Obula ReddyAffiliated withRajeev Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
  • , Keertinmayee ReddyAffiliated withRajeev Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences

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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

Umbilicus Omphalolith