Navel reconstruction after umbilical melanoma excision

Navel reconstruction after umbilical melanoma excision Reconstruction of the umbilicus after tumor excision is of great aesthetic importance for the patient. Methods for umbilical reconstruction have been described but do not provide elegant solutions to the problem. The method presented permits reconstruction using two opposing trapezoidal skin flaps at the excision margin. The umbilical cavity is restored by anchoring these flaps at the linea alba. This reconstruction was carried out on seven patients after melanoma excision of the umbilical area. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Navel reconstruction after umbilical melanoma excision

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF01387865
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Abstract

Reconstruction of the umbilicus after tumor excision is of great aesthetic importance for the patient. Methods for umbilical reconstruction have been described but do not provide elegant solutions to the problem. The method presented permits reconstruction using two opposing trapezoidal skin flaps at the excision margin. The umbilical cavity is restored by anchoring these flaps at the linea alba. This reconstruction was carried out on seven patients after melanoma excision of the umbilical area.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 1997

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