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Research Letter
May/Jun 2017

Revisiting the Labial-Buccal Sulcus Flap for Septal Perforation ClosureReview at a Single Institution

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  • 1Division of Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2017;19(3):241-243. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2016.1829

The main technique for repair of septal perforations at our institution is an uncommon one. It relies on mobilization of a pedicled mucosal flap from the oral cavity.1,2 This labial-buccal sulcus (LBS) technique is mentioned rarely in the septal perforation literature and usually to caution against its use. Unacceptable nasal dryness and “considerable donor site morbidity,” including oronasal fistula and the risk for complete flap loss, have been attributed to the technique.35

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