Umbilical granuloma

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Umbilical granuloma is the most common umbilical abnormality in neonates, causing inflammation and drainage.[1][2][3]

Clinical features[edit]

It presents as soft, moist, pink, pedunculated, friable lesion. It usually appears after the umbilical cord has been separated.


The treatment of choice is Silver Nitrate. Double-ligature is an alternative treatment for pedunculated granuloma.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ Pomeranz A (June 2004). "Anomalies, abnormalities, and care of the umbilicus". Pediatr. Clin. North Am. 51 (3): 819–27, xii. PMID 15157600. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2004.01.010. 
  3. ^ Nagar H (September 2001). "Umbilical granuloma: a new approach to an old problem". Pediatr. Surg. Int. 17 (7): 513–4. PMID 11666047. doi:10.1007/s003830100584.