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Research Article| Volume 40, ISSUE 1, P37-39, January 1987

A prefabricated hair-bearing island flap for lip reconstruction

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      Abstract

      We report a case of reconstruction of the upper lip in the male using a prefabricated hair-bearing island flap. The flap was made by implantation of a superficial temporal vascular bundle with microvascular anastomoses to the facial vessels. We conclude that the technique is a useful alternative to other methods of reconstruction because of its reliable blood supply.

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