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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 9761843, 3 pages
Case Report

Eccrine Nevus Presenting with Umbilical Discharge: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Hania Shakeri; moc.liamg@irekahs.ainah

Received 23 January 2017; Accepted 14 March 2017; Published 21 March 2017

Academic Editor: Ioannis D. Bassukas

Copyright © 2017 Farahnaz Bidari-Zerehpoosh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Eccrine nevus is a rare skin lesion with protean manifestations like hyperhidrosis, discolored nodules, papules, and so forth, which has been reported in various anatomic parts of the body including the forearm, leg, thigh, back, and coccyx. Our patient was a 26-year-old male, who presented with increasing colorless and odorless episodic umbilical discharge. First impression for the patient was an umbilical sinus and the patient underwent surgery. Histopathological study revealed the lesion to be an eccrine nevus of the umbilicus. This is the first case of eccrine nevus presenting with umbilical discharge. We recommend that eccrine nevus should be considered as a differential diagnosis for umbilical discharge.