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Adult Umbilical Reconstruction

Principles and Techniques

  • Melvin A. Shiffman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronald E. Hoxworth, Alexander R. Gupta
      Pages 3-12
    3. Norbert Pallua, Verena-Constanze Buchinger-Kähler
      Pages 13-26
  3. Shape and Position of the Umbilicus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 29-31
    3. Norbert Pallua, Verena-Constanze Buchinger-Kähler
      Pages 33-37
    4. Andrew Michael Williams
      Pages 39-41
    5. Deborah Yu, Wendy M. Novicoff, Thomas J. Gampper
      Pages 43-47
    6. Norbert Pallua
      Pages 49-63
    7. Vimal J. Gokani, Niri S. Niranjan
      Pages 75-86
  4. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 89-97
  5. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Guillermo Blugerman, Diego Schavelzon, Gabriel Wexler, Marcelo Lotocky
      Pages 101-108
    3. Charlotte W. Ying, Darryl J. Hodgkinson
      Pages 109-121
    4. Guillermo Blugerman, Diego Schavelzon, Gabriel Wexler, Marcelo Lotocky
      Pages 123-131
    5. Amy S. Colwell, Michael J. Frederick
      Pages 133-138

About this book


This book starts with a description of the anatomy of the umbilicus and its ideal shape. After a brief summary of the history of umbilical reconstruction, currently used umbilical reconstructive techniques are presented. The reader will also find information on the reconstruction of the umbilicus after malignant melanoma; outcomes and complications will be discussed in the last chapters. Written by respected authors, this book will offer residents and fellows as well as practicing and highly experienced plastic surgeons essential guidance on treatment and decision-making concerning umbilical reconstruction. Its numerous illustrations and clearly structured content make the book a must-read.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
    • 1
  1. 1.TustinUSA

About the editors

Melvin A. Shiffman, MD, JD, FCLM, received his MD from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1957 and completed his residency in general surgery in 1964 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, California. Since then he has been continuously involved in the practice of oncologic surgery, reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery. In 2002, Dr. Shiffman became Chair of the Section of Surgery at Tustin Hospital and Medical Center and in 2009-10 he served as President of the American College of Legal Medicine. He is Editor Emeritus of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, a member of the Scientific Committee of the American Journal of Aesthetic Medicine, and an examiner for the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a former Editor-in-Chief of both the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shiffman is the recipient of many honors and is a Fellow of various colleges and societies. He has published almost 300 articles, authored or edited 34 books, and written more than 140 book chapters.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Adult Umbilical Reconstruction
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Techniques
  • Editors Melvin A. Shiffman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-43885-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82935-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-43887-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 574
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 749 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
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