Disorders of the Umbilicus Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 09, 2020
  • Author: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eugene S Kim, MD, FACS, FAAP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are the disorders of the umbilicus?

What are the signs and symptoms of disorders of the umbilicus?

What are common treatments for disorders of the umbilicus?

What is the anatomy of the umbilicus relevant to umbilical disorders?

What is the pathophysiology of the disorders of the umbilicus?

What causes disorders of the umbilicus?

What is the prevalence of disorders of the umbilicus?

What is the prognosis of disorders of the umbilicus?

Presentation

Which infectious agents are most common in disorders of the umbilicus?

Which physical findings are characteristic of disorders of the umbilicus?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of disorders of the umbilicus?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of disorders of the umbilicus?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of disorders of the umbilicus?

Treatment

How are disorders of the umbilicus treated?

What is the role of medical therapy in the treatment of disorders of the umbilicus?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of disorders of the umbilicus?

How is surgery performed in the treatment of disorders of the umbilicus?

What is the role of laparoscopy in the treatment of disorders of the umbilicus?

What is the role of umbilicoplasty in the treatment of disorders of the umbilicus?

What is included in postoperative care following surgery for disorders of the umbilicus?

What are the possible complications of disorders of the umbilicus?

What is included in the long-term monitoring following treatment of disorders of the umbilicus?