Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 238–239 | Cite as


  • Sampath K. L. Kumar
  • C. Obula Reddy
  • Keertinmayee Reddy
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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.


Umbilicus Omphalolith 


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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

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