Dermoscopic findings of umbilical granuloma

Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 May;36(3):393-394. doi: 10.1111/pde.13774. Epub 2019 Feb 27.


Dermoscopic findings in umbilical granuloma are vascular polymorphism comprised of linear irregular and arborizing vessels with structureless areas distributed over a milky-red background. The increase of angiogenesis and neovascularization is represented by the linear irregular and arborizing vessels. Structureless areas over an irregularly milky-red background are originated by the proliferation of vascular endothelial cells and fibroblasts, with capillary and granulation tissue formation.

Keywords: neonatal; neoplasms-benign.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / therapeutic use
  • Dermoscopy*
  • Female
  • Granuloma / drug therapy
  • Granuloma / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Silver Nitrate / therapeutic use
  • Skin Diseases / drug therapy
  • Skin Diseases / pathology*
  • Umbilicus*


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Silver Nitrate