J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 25, Number 1, 2019
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Cas clinique / Short case report|
|Published online||22 February 2019|
Short Case Report
Upper lip reconstruction after a dog bite
Service de Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale et Stomatologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes, 1 place Alexis Ricordeau, 44000 Nantes, France
* Correspondence : firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 3 September 2018
Observation: In traumatology, wounds of the lips are frequent and their care is often summarized in a suture in one or more planes. Defects at this level are rather rare. When they occur, it is important to study their areas and their size in order to offer the best reconstruction. When Abbes' flap is appropriate, surgical procedure is always achieved remotely from the trauma. Comments: This technique allows rebuilding one-third of the upper lip and gives good functional results and a satisfactory aesthetic result. A weaning of the flap at three weeks, regular follow-up, and prospective surgical revisions will be necessary.
Key words: dog bite / upper lip / reconstruction
© The authors, 2019
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