An adult patient with omphalitis was treated successfully by conservative measures. Spontaneous extrusion of a mass of hair and sebum concretion was the final episode. The author stresses the rarity of the condition, its dissimilarity to the variety seen in infants, its resemblance to infected pilonidal cyst, and the advisability of nonexcisional treatment.
Carney WI, May GA. Omphalitis in the Adult. Arch Surg. 1973;106(2):229-230. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350140085025