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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 607-608
Umbilical cherry

Department of Dermatology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India

Date of Web Publication4-Nov-2011

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Uday Khopkar
Department of Dermatology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, OPD 117, 1st Floor, Old Building, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.87175

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A four and half-year-old female child presented to dermatology outpatient department with complain of a single red color fleshy mass in the umbilicus since birth. There was no history of increase in size of the lesion or urinary complaint or dribbling of urine from the umbilical lesion during micturition. There was no history suggestive of abdominal pain or diarrhea. There was history of intermittent bleeding from the lesion. History was suggestive of first-degree burn over back after accidental spillage of hot water at the age of two years, followed by development of post-burn keloid.

Examination revealed a single cherry-colored papule in the umbilicus with normal surrounding skin [Figure 1]. Ultrasound of abdomen showed Meckel's diverticulum with a fibrotic strand connecting the anterior abdominal wall. Excision biopsy of the lesion was done by pediatric surgeon.
Figure 1: A single erythematous cherry like papule in the umbilicus

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3.Martin RE, Kathryn DA, Judson GR. Surgical conditions of the small intestine in infants and children. In: Zuidema GD, editor. Surgery of the alimentary tract. 3 rd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1991. p. 308-29.  Back to cited text no. 3


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