Capillary malformations (CMs) and Lymphatic malformations (LMs) are vascular malformations that share a common tendency to cause soft and hard tissue hypertrophy, expressed in the three dimensions of the space. The middle third of the face is the most commonly involved area, with a predominance of the upper lip. To our knowledge, no paper has previously focused on the surgical technique to correct such deformities. We propose and illustrate a surgical protocol, consisting in merging an asymmetric bikini upper lip reduction and a unilateral bull horn resection technique, that allowed to reduce the overall volume of the hypertrophied lip thus restoring lip symmetry. We adopted this technique in 2 patients affected by CMs and 4 patients with LMs, with satisfactory results.
Surgical correction of hypertrophic upper lip in vascular malformations / M. Dessy, G. Colletti, A. Dionisio, C. Liberale, F. Biglioli. - In: JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY. - ISSN 1010-5182. - 46:10(2018 Oct), pp. 1790-1792.
|Titolo:||Surgical correction of hypertrophic upper lip in vascular malformations|
COLLETTI, GIACOMO (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Bikini lip resection; Hemi-bullhorn lip resection; Hypertrophic lip; Lip overgrowth; Vascular lip; Vascular malformations; Surgery; Oral Surgery; Otorhinolaryngology; 2734; Pathology and Forensic Medicine|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/29 - Chirurgia Maxillofacciale|
Settore MED/19 - Chirurgia Plastica
Settore MED/22 - Chirurgia Vascolare
|Data di pubblicazione:||ott-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcms.2018.07.023|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|