Anatomical considerations in the repair of macrostomia.

  title={Anatomical considerations in the repair of macrostomia.},
  author={Charles N Verheyden},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  volume={20 4},
Macrostomia is a deformity that occurs alone or in combination with other anomalies as a result of a failure of merging of the maxillary and mandibular processes of the first branchial arch. In an attempt to restore normal anatomy, a repair has been designed that includes provision of a lighter shade, rounded, nonrugated vermilion surface for the new oral commissure. The muscular ring is also reconstructed, and a Z-plasty is incorporated into the skin closure. In the patient described, an… CONTINUE READING

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