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Plast Reconstr Surg. 1984 May;73(5):768-70.

A tissue-expanding vermilion myocutaneous flap for lip repair.


An approach to lip reconstruction is described utilizing a myocutaneous vermilion flap based on the inferior labial artery. The inherent elasticity of the lip is used to great advantage by stretching the freed vermilion flap to bridge a loss of about one-half the lower lip. This vermilion flap may be worthy of consideration when reconstructing lip defects resulting from trauma (e.g., electric burns), tumor resections, and other congenital anomalies.

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