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    Is laparoscopic surgery and surgery for umbilical granuloma related to each other?

Hi, my son is 9 years old approximately 34 kg. recently he had a laparoscopic surgery. one month after, he has been diagnosed with an umbilical granuloma and the doctor says that a small curettage need to be done. is there any relation between the two surgeries and what are your suggestions. thanks
Fri, 13 Jun 2014
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

Granuloma is a term used for any chronic inflammatory lesion caused by delayed type of hypersensitivity.
Chronic inflammatory reaction can be due to a variety of causes like foreign body reaction, tuberculosis, fungal infection, etc.

Since, there is history of laparoscopic surgery in past, the granuloma could be surgical process or material associated with surgery e.g. sutures.
However, sutures could be a cause if surgery was done in this field.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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