Umbilical granuloma


Refers to the stalk of skin that remains even after the umbilical cord is detached.

Under normal circumstances, the belly button heals when the cord has already fallen off, but that’s not always the case.

Sometimes, an umbilical granuloma forms instead, which is actually a scar tissue with a small red mass develops in the belly button after the umbilical cord falls off.

The most common finding is a red or pink stalk of tissue in the belly button area.

The exact cause is still unclear.

Silver nitrate application is usually the safest choice.

A common complication associated with piercing.

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