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1.  ‘Lint ball’ omphalitis, a rare cause of umbilical discharge in an adult woman: a case report 
Cases Journal  2009;2:7785.
Introduction
Umbilical discharge in adult is rare and is usually induced by foreign material, most commonly hair. Rarely, it may be due to embryonal anomalies. We are reporting an unusual case of umbilical discharge in adult secondary to an impacted lint ball.
Case presentation
A 55-year-old obese woman presented with a 4-month history of hemorrhagic discharge from the umbilicus. Deep from the base of the umbilicus, a 0.8 cm gray-tan mass was removed that on microscopic examination revealed a lint ball.
Conclusion
An impacted lint ball may be a rare cause of umbilical discharge in adult.
doi:10.4076/1757-1626-2-7785
PMCID: PMC2740229  PMID: 19830013
2.  Paraganglioma-like dermal melanocytic tumor: a case report 
Cases Journal  2008;1:48.
Paraganglioma-like dermal melanocytic tumor is a rare subtype of benign dermal melanocytic tumors. Its histopathologic features resemble those of paraganglioma, but the immunostaining characteristics are those of melanocytic lesions.
We report a case of a 60-year-old male with a paraganglioma-like dermal melanocytic tumor of his left cheek and briefly review the English literature.
doi:10.1186/1757-1626-1-48
PMCID: PMC2488318  PMID: 18638402

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