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Treatment of umbilical granuloma in neonates

[Surgery]
Yuri Bolotov; Sergey Minaev; Alexandr Kachanov; Fedor Doronin; Anastasia Sukhanova; Alexandra Afanasova;

Umbilical granuloma is the most common umbilical abnormality in young infants and neonates. This prospective study was conducted on 21 infants (28–63 days old) with an umbilical granuloma. The treatment, performed in the patient’s home, comprised application of common (edible) salt on the lesion twice a day for 5 days. Results were good in all cases. Thus, application of common salt for treating umbilical granulomas is simple and safe.

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Keywords: umbilical granuloma, infants, treatment


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