Surgical excision of a congenital lateral fistula of the upper lip. An intra-oral approach

Shlomo Calderon*, Jonathan A. Garlick (Gur-Yosef)

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Abstract

A new technique for removal of a congenital lateral upper lip fistula is described, using an intra-oral approach. Previous reports of removal of such a congenital malformation have used an extra-oral approach. The technique described allows for excellent visualization of the fistula without cutaneous lip incision. Using this approach, good aesthetic results and complete removal of the fistula and associated mucous glands can be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume16
Issue numberC
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Congenital lateral lip fistula
  • Congenital lateral lip sinus
  • Congenital malformation
  • Upper lip defect
  • Upper lip repair

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