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A method of umbilical reconstruction

Research paper by Y. Sawada

Indexed on: 01 Nov '86Published on: 01 Nov '86Published in: European Journal of Plastic Surgery



Abstract

A technique of umbilical reconstruction is described. This procedure uses a tubed skin flap consisting of scar tissue; a deep and cosmetically excellent umbilicus is achieved even in patients with a thin abdominal wall consisting entirely of scar tissue. This is especially suitable in the cases of deficient umbilicus with a significant vertical scar and a thin abdominal wall due to the prior trauma or surgery.