Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016, Page: 31-35
Umbilical Reconstruction as an Adjuvant Procedure After Umbilical Hernia Repair or Midline Abdominal Incision
Emad K. Bayumi, Crimean Medical Academy Named After S.I. Georgievsky, Crimean Federal University Named After V.I. Vernadsk, Crimea, Russia
Received: Oct. 13, 2015;       Accepted: Oct. 14, 2015;       Published: Jan. 27, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2016040201.17      View  5316      Downloads  142
Introduction: Umbilicus construction is usually needed post umbilical or Para umbilical hernia repair and in some techniques the umbilicus needs reconstruction after exploratory laparotomy. There are many techniques for umbilical reconstruction and the common objective of all these techniques is to mention umbilicus that looks natural in terms of location, size and depth. And avoid ischemic necrosis of the edges of the umbilicus flap. The author in this study described a new and simple technique for umbilical reconstruction. Patients and methods: The present study included 50 cases who were subjected to anterior abdominal wall incision (umbilical, Para umbilical or midline incision) Crimean Medical Academy named after S.I. Georgievsky Crimean Federal University named after V.I. Vernadsk Russia in department of general and gastrointestinal surgery. The study started from January 2012 to may 2015. End points: The primary end point of the study was the aesthetic appearance of the new umbilicus and the second end point was patient satisfaction of the operative outcome. Results: Over 50 cases of midline abdominal incision we performed reconstruction of the umbilicus with a new and simple technique. There were 40 females and 10 males with age ranging from 28 to 52 years with the mean value as 40 ± 7.35 years. Conclusion: The technique for reconstruction of the umbilicus presented in the present study is a simple technique without complications, with long term success and good aesthetic appearance. The new constructed umbilicus exhibits appropriate features of both depth and size and avoids the appearance of scarring and secondary stenosis or necrosis.
Umbilical Reconstruction, Midline Incision, New Technique
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Emad K. Bayumi, Umbilical Reconstruction as an Adjuvant Procedure After Umbilical Hernia Repair or Midline Abdominal Incision, Journal of Surgery. Special Issue: Gastrointestinal Surgery: Recent Trends. Vol. 4, No. 2-1, 2016, pp. 31-35. doi: 10.11648/j.js.s.2016040201.17
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