The Naval Stone: A hidden culprit for umbilical abscess

  • Natasha Natasha Junior Resident, Department of General Surgery, AIIMS Rishikesh
  • Farhanul Huda Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery, AIIMS Rishikesh
  • SUDHIR KUMAR SINGH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY, HIND INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SAFEDABAD, BARABANKI, UP.
  • Jyoti Sharma Junior Resident, Department of General Surgery, AIIMS Rishikesh
Keywords: umbilicus, omphalolith, naval stone

Abstract

A rarely encountered benign entity, the omphalolith has been endowed several names like omphalo-keratolith, umbilical bolus and naval stone. We hereby discuss two cases of omphalolith who presented with secondary infection and infra-umbilical sepsis.

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Published
2019-09-30
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Natasha N, Huda F, SINGH SK, Sharma J. The Naval Stone: A hidden culprit for umbilical abscess. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2019Sep.30 [cited 2019Oct.24];5(3):97-8. Available from: http://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/481