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Research Letter
May/Jun 2018

Long-term Results of Vermilionectomy in Malignant and Premalignant Lower Lip Lesions

Author Affiliations
  • 1Ege University Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018;20(3):253-254. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2017.1878

Most squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) of the lower lip develop after actinic cheilitis (AC).1 Therefore, appropriate and efficient treatment of AC is important to prevent invasive carcinoma development. Vermilionectomy is a safe and effective option in the treatment of premalignant lesions such as AC, even in microinvasive SCC, owing to its easy application and excellent cosmetic results.2,3 We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of vermilionectomy and wedge resection in SCC and AC of the lower lip.