Home Archive Vol.43, No.4, 2017 The Correlation between the Complexity of the Reconstruction in the Labial Region and the Extent of the Postoperative Defect - Report of 3 Cases

The Correlation between the Complexity of the Reconstruction in the Labial Region and the Extent of the Postoperative Defect - Report of 3 Cases

A.I. SALAN(1), V. PÄ‚DUREANU(2), A. Camen(3), ALEXANDRA CIUCA(1), E.M. CIUCA(3)

(1)Doctoral School, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (2)Department of Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (3)Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

    Abstract: Lips are structures that play an essential role in aesthetics, nutrition and speech. Their complex anatomy-with three different layers composed of skin, mucosa, and muscles-makes surgical management of this area a therapeutic challenge. We report here 3 cases of surgical reconstruction of the upper lip after the excision of tumors of varying sizes. The resulted defect from tumor extirpation is always closely linked to the time elapsed from the appearance of the tumor to the presentation in the ambulatory of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
    Keywords: lip, lip tumor, reconstruction, lip defect

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.43.04.18 


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