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Posted by: Ian | 2007/06/21

Removal of umbilical cord in an adult

My partner is Nigerian and his umbilical cord was not cut off when he was born so it now protrudes: his belly buttin is extended outwards. Is it possible to remove this and how complicated is such surgery. He is 22 and in good health.

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Dear Ian
It is easily rectified by a surgeon or plastic surgeon - not difficult to repair.

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