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Journal of the Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2003;9(2):59-62.
Published online September 1, 2003.
Immediate Umbilical Reconstruction for Urachal Cancer.
Eun Soo Park, Mi Sun Kim, Yong Bae Kim
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Gyeonggido, Korea. peunsoo@schbc.ac.kr
The umbilicus is a central line of abdomen and can be an important aesthetic interest in the abdomen wall, so its loss can be a source of psychological distress. Many techniques for reconstruction of a lost umbilicus have been described, however none has achieved a perfect result. There are few reports that describe the procedure for immediate reconstruction of umbilicus after surgical ablation except Miller's Iris technique. We have performed umbilical reconstruction right after the umbilicus was resected during the surgery. The patient was a 34 year old man with urachal cancer, who wanted to have his lost umbilicus reconstructed immediately for personal, social, and aesthetic reasons. We tried immediate reconstruction with modified iris technique. Using three local flaps, we fixed the central portion of inferior flap at the area of 1 cm below umbilical defect on linea alba. The neoumbilicus retained in its depth and natural shape. This technique is considered to be simple and draw good results.
Key Words: Immediate umbilical reconstruction, Urachal cancer


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