Lower Lip Reconstruction with Tongue Flap: A Case Report

Rahpeima, Amin and Eshghpour, Majid (2009) Lower Lip Reconstruction with Tongue Flap: A Case Report. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 33 (3). pp. 255-258.

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Abstract

Introduction: Lower lip is one of the most important structures in face aesthetics and function of oral cavity. This vital component is endangered due to trauma destruction caused by malignant lesions and therefore, it is important to restore function and beauty of this important part. The purpose of this study was to present the method of lower lip reconstruction with tongue flap. Results: A 40 years old woman with large lower lip destruction as a result of car accident was brought to Shahid Kamyab hospital, and reconstruction was done in three phases with the use of a tongue flap. Conclusion: It is important to be familiar with local flaps, especially tongue flap which has a good blood supply. Using tongue as a donor, it is expected to gain a high rate of success.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 15:43
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 15:43
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2861

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