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The whole lip can be resurfaced with sensate musculo-mucosal flaps taken from the cheeks. These flaps can be combined with major resection of the whole lip curtain. The return of sensation is of particular benefit to elderly patients who make up the greatest number of patients in the series.
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Accepted: April 1, 1987
Received: April 28, 1986
© 1987 The Trustees of British Association of Plastic Surgeons. All rights reserved. Published by Elsevier Inc.