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November 1977

Versatile Karapandzic Lip Reconstruction

Author Affiliations

From the Crawford W. Long Hospital of Emory University, Atlanta.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(11):631-633. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780280031002

• The Karapandzic reconstruction of lip defects is a versatile, anatomically sound, physiologically and cosmetically acceptable method that should be known to all surgeons who excise lip cancers. Because these myocutaneous advancement flaps have intact nerve and vascular supply, the physiologic functions for speech and managing food are quickly restored, in stark contrast to many other major lip reconstruction techniques.

(Arch Otolaryngol 103:631-633, 1977)

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