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CME ARTICLES - PRACTICE POINTS
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 183-185

Umbilicus reconstruction after melanoma excision


1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Centro Hospitalar São João EPE, Porto, Portugal
2 Department of Dermatology and Venereology Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra, Portugal
3 Department of Dermatology and Venereology Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra; Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

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Miguel Costa-Silva
Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro 4200–319 Porto, Portugal.
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DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_49_17

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An 81-year-old woman was admitted with a nodular cutaneous melanoma of the abdominal wall involving the umbilicus. After performing wide excision with 2 cm margin of the melanoma, umbilical reconstruction and defect closure were planned. After careful consideration, we decided to use an island pedicle flap which allowed closure of the defect and reconstruction of the umbilicus.


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