Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 32, Issue 10, pp 1009–1011 | Cite as

A novel approach to neonatal abdominal surgery via a circular incision around the umbilical cord

  • Toshio Sawai
  • Takeo YonekuraEmail author
  • Katsuji Yamauchi
  • Takuya Kimura
  • Keisuke Nose
Case Report


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.


Umbilical cord Transumbilical laparotomy Neonates Intestinal atresia Woundless surgery 


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from the parents or guardians of all individual participants included in our approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshio Sawai
    • 1
  • Takeo Yonekura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katsuji Yamauchi
    • 1
  • Takuya Kimura
    • 1
  • Keisuke Nose
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery, Nara HospitalKindai University Faculty of MedicineIkomaJapan

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