It is tempting, when presented with lesions whose resection may result in extensive defects, to limit the extent of resection somewhat for the sake of easier repair. The surgeon must never succumb to such temptation or the best chance for cure will be jeopardized. Three cases of malignancy involving the upper lip and premaxillary area were managed by wide resection and immediate reconstruction. Although all three involved the same general area, each case required individualized modification of existing surgical techniques for repair.
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