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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P167 A Systematic Approach to the Reconstruction of the Chin/Lower-Lip Complex Following Ablative Surgery

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):898. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.898-b

Objectives: Surgical resection of oral cavity carcinomas can lead to complicated defects of the chin/lower-lip complex that can leave the patient with significant postoperative morbidity. The reconstruction of this region to restore function and aesthetics is particularly challenging. We present our results from a small case series using both free-tissue transfer and regional flap reconstruction.

Design: Case series.

Interventions: Three patients underwent a combination of skin expansion, microvascular free-tissue transfer, and posterior scalping flap for reconstruction of postablative defects of the chin/lower-lip complex.

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