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Umbilical granuloma
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Umbilical granuloma

Contributors: Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH
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Synopsis

Umbilical granulomas are bright red papules at the base of the cord that represent failure of the cord to re-epithelialize. They should be distinguished from umbilical polyps. The etiology is unknown but may be related to a low-grade infection of the cord stump or retained ectopic mucosa sequestrated at the umbilicus.

Codes

ICD10CM:
P02.69 – Newborn (suspected to be) affected by other conditions of umbilical cord

SNOMEDCT:
200724002 – Umbilical granuloma

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Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

  • Umbilical polyp – These are also red but have a sticky mucoid surface due to remnants of the omphalomesenteric duct. Typically, they do not respond to silver nitrate cauterization and must be excised.

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Last Updated:12/15/2021
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Umbilical granuloma
Umbilical granuloma : Hemorrhagic papule, Smooth nodule, Umbilicus
Clinical image of Umbilical granuloma
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