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Huge Umbilical Stone: A Rare Cause of Umbilical Abscess

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Vipin  Goel
Department of General Surgery, Bidar Institute of Medical Science, Bidar, Karnataka, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Vipin  Goel
Email: vipinrgoel@gmail.com
Received: 06-JUL-2015 Accepted: 27-AUG-2015 Published Online: 25-SEP-2015
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2015.0105
An omphalolith is a hard, smooth, calculus of different sizes and shapes found in the umbilicus. It generally occurs in a deeply retracted umbilicus. An umbilical stone leads to secondary infection and abscess formation.  They can rarely present with secondary complications like peritonitis. The treatment is non-invasive evacuation of the concretion by moistened cleansing of the umbilicus, if the patient presents at an infective phase without abscess formation. If patient presents with an abscess formation, incision and drainage with evacuation of stone is the treatment of choice. Here’s a case of umbilical stone which presented as an umbilical abscess is reported to create awareness about this rare entity.
Keywords : Abscess, Calculi, Drainage, Peritonitis, Umbilicus.
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