Reconstruction of Full-Thickness Defects of the Lower Lip With a Double Overlying Cervical Flap

Chiara Copelli, Alfonso Manfuso, Nicola Pederneschi, Karim Tewfik Hanna, Lazzaro Cassano, Roberto Cocchi

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Abstract

Reconstruction of full-thickness total or subtotal lower lip defects represents a challenge for the reconstructive surgeon because of the difficulty to create a functional and aesthetically good lip. Many surgical techniques, going from local to free flaps, have been reported, each of them having its own advantages and disadvantages. In particular, the free fascio-cutaneous flaps in most cases are the first reconstructive option, even though several disadvantages such as the complexity of the procedure, longer operative times, morbidity, longer hospitalization, and conspicuous donor-site scar. To avoid these problems, especially in aged patients and in presence of low compliance and/or comorbidities, the Authors propose a single stage reconstruction with a double overlying cervical flap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e428-e430
JournalThe Journal of craniofacial surgery
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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