Reconstruction of a natural-looking umbilicus.

@article{Santanelli2002ReconstructionOA,
  title={Reconstruction of a natural-looking umbilicus.},
  author={Fabio Santanelli and Marco Mazzocchi and Luca Francesco Renzi and Emanuele Cigna},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={183-5}
}
Based on the assumption that the umbilicus is a wound that has healed by second intention, we describe a method of reconstruction. The procedure consists of complete resection of the umbilical scar and its reconstruction by a linear incision at the site of the new umbilicus and inversion of the skin hedges, which are sutured to the linea alba leaving a 1 cm space between the skin borders to cause secondary wound healing. This procedure provides a natural-looking umbilicus. It is easy and quick… CONTINUE READING

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