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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 824634, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/824634
Case Report

Surgical Management of a Rare Case of Congenital DoubleUpper Lip

1Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India
2Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, UP Dental College, Lucknow 227105, India

Received 27 July 2011; Accepted 19 September 2011

Academic Editor: Carl M. Allen

Copyright © 2011 Adit Srivastava et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Congenital double lip is a rare developmental anomaly which usually involves the upper lip. It may occur in isolation or as a part of Ascher's syndrome. The occurrence of double lip may result in facial deformity especially when patient attempts to talk, smile, or even try to show the teeth. It affects esthetics and also interferes with speech and mastication. Although surgery may be undertaken to facilitate speech and mastication, majority of cases are operated for cosmetic reasons. A case of congenital double upper lip which was surgically treated for cosmetic reason is reported.