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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 782151, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/782151
Case Report

Total Reconstruction of the Upper Lip Using Bilateral Nasolabial Flaps, Submental Flap, and Mucosa Graft following Complete Resection for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Department of Surgery, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun 230105, Nigeria

Received 10 June 2015; Accepted 28 October 2015

Academic Editor: Christophoros Foroulis

Copyright © 2015 O. G. Oseni 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

Lip reconstruction following resection for tumour or following extensive trauma may pose a challenge. This is more so when the resection is total and a complete lip has to be constructed. We present a case of lip reconstruction following a total resection of the upper lip. The procedure used in this case was a combination of bilateral nasolabial flaps with a submental flap and buccal mucosal graft lining. We believe that this provides an alternative method of total upper lip reconstruction with minimal disruption of the facial aesthesis.