Augmentation of the free border of the lip in cleft lip patients using temporoparietal fascia

Philip Kuo Ting Chen, M. Samuel Noordhoff, Yu Ray Chen, Richard Bendor-Samuel

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Abstract

Deficiency of the free border of the lip is frequently encountered in secondary cleft lip deformities. The free border of the lip consists of the orbicularis oris marginalis muscle and its overlying subcutaneous tissue, vermilion, and mucosa. The pathology may involve any or all of these components. When there is an absolute shortage of subcutaneous tissue or orbicularis oris marginalis muscle, extra tissue from another source must be used for augmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-788
Number of pages8
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume95
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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