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J Med Assoc Thai. 2012 Nov;95 Suppl 11:S164-7.

Modified bilateral neurovascular cheek flaps: a new technique for reconstruction of difficult and extensive lower lip defect.

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  • 1Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.


The reconstruction of the extensive lip defects after surgical resection of tumors is challenging. Various methods have been used for reconstruction of these defects, however, the ideal functional reconstruction of these lip defects are difficult to achieve. The author describes a modified bilateral neurovascular flaps technique which provide a satisfactory cosmetic appearance and good functional results.

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