Temporoparietal scalp free flap for upper-lip reconstruction

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Abstract

There are many alternatives available for reconstructing full-thickness defects of the upper lip. In this article, the temporoparietal scalp free flap is discussed and the technique is reviewed in detail using a case study. The flap offers a long, reliable vascular pedicle, a good thickness match for the upper lip, minimal donor-site morbidity, and thick hair that forms an excellent mustache for scar camouflage, making it an excellent choice for one-stage reconstruction of the upper-lip defect in men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2000

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