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Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : PD04 - PD05

Neoumbilicoplasty in a Laparoscopic Port Site: Description of a New Technique and Review of Literature

Aravind Menon, Alagesan Ganapathi

1. Junior Consultant, Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Shanthi Nursing Home, Surandai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. 2. Head and Senior Consultant, Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Shanthi Nursing Home, Surandai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Aravind Menon,
Junior Consultant, Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Shanthi Nursing Home, Surandai,
Tirunelveli-627859, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: aravindmenonk@gmail.com

Abstract

The umbilicus contributes significantly to the cosmetic appearance of the abdomen especially in women. Loss of umbilicus may result not only in cosmetic disfigurement but also in significant psychological effects. Omphalectomy may accompany certain surgical procedures like ventral hernia repairs and abdominoplasty. For such patients, many techniques have been described by various authors in literature for creation of a neoumbilicus for good cosmetic appearance. In this report, we describe how a laparoscopic port site was utilized to create a neoumbilicus in a patient who required omphalectomy as a part of large umbilical hernia repair. Satisfactory postoperative result promted us to report this novel technique of neoumbilicus creation. This can be utilized in patients who have been previously subjected to laparoscopic procedures. This is the first case description in literature where a laparoscopic port scar was utilized for neoumbilicoplasty.

Keywords

Abdominoplasty, Flap, Laparoscopy

How to cite this article :

Aravind Menon, Alagesan Ganapathi. NEOUMBILICOPLASTY IN A LAPAROSCOPIC PORT SITE: DESCRIPTION OF A NEW TECHNIQUE AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 May 29 ]; 11:PD04-PD05. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=March&volume=11&issue=3&page=PD04-PD05&id=9503

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25338.9503

Date of Submission: Nov 10, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Nov 24, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Nov 28, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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