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Umbilical mucosal polyp
  1. Ayman Al Habeeb1,
  2. Danny Ghazarian2
  1. 1Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ayman Al Habeeb, Department of Pathology, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, 11 E floor, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4; ayman.alhabeeb{at}

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An infant presented with an umbilical lesion that had been present since birth.

The lesion was associated with clear drainage. There was no history of infection, cellulitis or other constitutional symptoms. Grossly the mass was fleshy red 1.0×1.0 cm, failed treatment by silver nitrate, after which it was surgically removed.

Histologically, part of the epidermis was preserved; however, there was an ulcerated lesion. Underneath the ulcerated surface was colonic mucosa associated with moderate chronic inflammation and occasional lymphoid follicles (figures 1 and 2 …

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