FAMM flap reconstruction of the inferior lip vermilion: Surgery during early infancy

A. Baj, D. Rocchetta, G. Beltramini, A. B. Giannì

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Abstract

The lips are complex, laminated structures consisting of skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, submucosa and mucosa. Clearly when the lip is lost through injury or disease, it presents a complex reconstructive challenge. The facial artery muscular mucosal flap (FAMM), harvested from lateral cheek, is a composite flap with many features which make it an excellent option for lip and vermilion reconstruction. The authors present a review of literature and a case of a 2-year-old girl with medial lower-lip vermilion avulsion, reconstructed with a FAMM flap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-427
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Facial trauma
  • FAMM flap
  • Lip avulsion
  • Lip reconstruction
  • Paediatric surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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