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umbilicus

1. Biology a hollow or navel-like structure, such as the cavity at the base of a gastropod shell
2. Anatomy a technical name for the navel

Umbilicus

 

(also navel), the cicatrix formed in a newborn infant after the remaining part of the umbilical cord has fallen off (fifth to seventh day after birth). If the tissues surrounding the umbilicus (umbilical ring) are not sufficiently sturdy, an umbilical hernia may develop.

umbilicus

[əm′bil·ə·kəs]
(anatomy)
The navel; the round, depressed cicatrix in the median line of the abdomen, marking the site of the aperture through which passed the fetal umbilical vessels.
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11) the constrictions are more strongly projected on the venter, and the umbilicus is more open.
The remnant umbilical flaps are assessed for vascularity and the thinned out avascular portions of the umbilical flaps are excised and refashioning of the umbilicus is done.
The umbilicus was secured with 3-0 absorbable monofilament suture.
SMJN are malignant metastasis involving the umbilicus accounting for 10% of all secondary tumors to the skin.
In the generalized form, angiokeratoma corporis diffusum (ACD), lesions are usually symmetrically distributed and are mostly concentrated between the umbilicus and knees.2
Shell shape discoidal, number of whorls 3, umbilicus perforate, shell pale horn colour, glossy, depressed, dextral, whorls convex, suture well developed, last whorl expanded, periphery rounded to angulated only in last whorl, but not influencing the aperture, aperture is ovate-lunate, non- operculate, umbilicus broad, surface of the shell closely and obliquely striated.
Compared with southwestern Indian Ocean material it differs in being slightly less elevated and in having a narrower umbilicus; there are also minor differences in terms of coloration and aperture characters.
Although Miley had no obvious injuries, her umbilicus was still attached and she was was put on a special liquid diet.
Surgeons are concerned about how to restore the natural appearance of the umbilicus as it is an important aesthetic component of the abdomen (4).
Laparoscopy was then done to explore the contralateral inguinal ring either through the hernial sac or umbilicus. The result was considered positive if there was a visual PPV or if carbon dioxide bubbles or fluid could be expressed via the processus vaginalis.
I am performing hysterectomies in which I place two 5-mm nonbladed trocars through incisions inside the umbilicus and a minilaparoscopic percutaneous cannula below the bikini line; it is a "hybrid" procedure, in essence, that incorporates the use of mini-instrumentation.