Defect transport for management of lower lip ectropion

Defect transport for management of lower lip ectropion Burn is a devastating condition and post-burn sequelae are common after deep burns. Post-burn ectropion of the lower lip is one of them. The usual treatment is release of ectropion of the lower lip and resurfacing of the defect with a split thickness skin graft. Several other procedures have been described in literature. We have used a new concept to transport the defect, resulting after releasing the lower lip ectropion, to the suprahyoid region. The mental defect is covered by a bipedicled flap transposed from the suprahyoid region and the donor defect is grafted with a split thickness skin graft. We have used this technique in three adult females with post-burn lower lip ectropion obtaining good aesthetic appearance and no recurrences. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Defect transport for management of lower lip ectropion

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0853-0
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Abstract

Burn is a devastating condition and post-burn sequelae are common after deep burns. Post-burn ectropion of the lower lip is one of them. The usual treatment is release of ectropion of the lower lip and resurfacing of the defect with a split thickness skin graft. Several other procedures have been described in literature. We have used a new concept to transport the defect, resulting after releasing the lower lip ectropion, to the suprahyoid region. The mental defect is covered by a bipedicled flap transposed from the suprahyoid region and the donor defect is grafted with a split thickness skin graft. We have used this technique in three adult females with post-burn lower lip ectropion obtaining good aesthetic appearance and no recurrences. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2014

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