LIP RECONSTRUCTION: VARIOUS LOCAL / REGIONAL FLAPS
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 1725-1736
AbstractBackground: Lip reconstruction after lip cancer resection is challenging to the surgeons. Loss of tissue in the lips after resection is treated with various flap techniques depending on the extension and location of the defect Objectives: This study aims to compare various techniques and outcome of reconstruction of both upper and lower lip and including the commissure Materials and Methods: A prospective study was performed involving lip cancer patients who underwent lip reconstruction between August 2015 to January 2021at tertiary care cancer center. The outcome of lip reconstruction by various flaps techniques was studied. Results: satisfactory functional and aesthetic outcomes, with similar tissue texture, static and dynamic symmetry achieved for most of the patients.
Conclusion: The use of nasolabial , Karapandzic, Abbe -Estlander, Double Abbe flap, Webster-Bernard cheek advancement flap, forehead flaps have shown to be reliable techniques that offers good functional and cosmetic outcome.
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