A novel approach to neonatal abdominal surgery via a circular incision around the umbilical cord
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We present a new, scarless, circular incisional approach around the umbilical cord for neonates with intestinal atresia. This novel approach achieves truly woundless surgery. It is simple, safe, and can be used for an intestinal surgical treatment in neonates.
KeywordsUmbilical cord Transumbilical laparotomy Neonates Intestinal atresia Woundless surgery
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Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
Informed consent was obtained from the parents or guardians of all individual participants included in our approach.