A regional approach to reconstruction of the upper lip.

@article{Yih1997ARA,
  title={A regional approach to reconstruction of the upper lip.},
  author={Wei Yung Yih and D. Lynn Howerton},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={1997},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={
          383-9
        }
}
PURPOSE This articles reviews the results obtained when cheek or lower lip flaps, or a combination of these flaps, are used for the reconstruction of defects of the upper lip. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-four cases of either partial or total full-thickness defects of the upper lip were reconstructed. Four cases with lateral full-thickness partial defects were reconstructed by advancing a cheek flap using the Bernard-Burow method. In five cases, defects located at the junction of the upper lip… CONTINUE READING
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