Secondary Correction of the Midline Defect of Upper Lip: A Report of Five Cases
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Primary surgery of cleft lip and palate has dramatically improved with technical and material advances. Some adults who previously underwent surgery still have upper lip deformities or extensive scar, and they are occasionally seen for secondary treatment.
In our study, a total of five patients with secondary deformity of the upper lip with the scarred tissue with paucity of the muscle in the midline were operated using the modified Abbe flap.
With this technique, we were able to achieve the bulk in the midline over the upper lip and the functional integrity of the muscle was maintained.
KeywordsAbbe flap Inferior labial artery Midline defect Secondary deformity
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical Standards.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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