Research Article| Volume 60, ISSUE 9, P1036-1038, September 2007

The Maltese cross technique: umbilical reconstruction after dermolipectomy


      A simple and easy technique for reconstruction of the umbilicus was devised, with emphasis on forming walls of the umbilicus and a depression in a caudal direction. A quite satisfactory result was obtained. A permanent and sufficient depression for the umbilicus can be expected as a result of three-dimensional formation of walls. We also obtained a natural-looking neo-umbilicus.


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