Reconstruction considerations based on size of defect

David E. Urbanek, Jonathan Scott Bailey

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The principles of management of lip cancer require resection with negative margins and reconstruction of the defect to restore form and function. The ability to restore esthetics and oral competency, whether the defect is acquired by ablation or trauma, is based upon the size, location, and integrity of the local anatomy. Historically, surgical options for reconstruction of the lip have been categorized according to the size of the defect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLip Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationTreatment and Reconstruction
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783642381805
ISBN (Print)9783642381799
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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