Symmetrical periumbilical extension of a midline incision: A simple technique

Thad R. Denehy, Mark Einstein, Caterina A. Gregori, James L. Breen

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Abstract

Background: Periumbilical extension of midline incision often results in an irregular, unaesthetic scar with beveled edges. Technique: An Allis damp is placed at the lateral margin of the umbilicus with subsequent medial traction. This straightens the proposed periumbilical incision, resulting in a symmetrical scar. Experience: We have used this technique extensively over the past several years with excellent results and no adverse sequelae. Conclusion: This simple technique results in the symmetrically curvilinear, nonbeveled periumbilical extension of a midline incision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-294
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Symmetrical periumbilical extension of a midline incision : A simple technique. / Denehy, Thad R.; Einstein, Mark; Gregori, Caterina A.; Breen, James L.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 91, No. 2, 02.1998, p. 293-294.

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Denehy, Thad R. ; Einstein, Mark ; Gregori, Caterina A. ; Breen, James L. / Symmetrical periumbilical extension of a midline incision : A simple technique. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1998 ; Vol. 91, No. 2. pp. 293-294.
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