Generally, the umbilicus provides an important function as the only landmark of the abdomen. When it is lost, it should be reconstructed regardless of age or sex. Despite many operative techniques for reconstruction of congenital umbilical diseases, there were few reports for the reconstruction along the large defect with entire umbilicus and surrounding skin after tumor removal.
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Published online: July 26, 2011
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