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Reconstruction of the lower lip after broad oncologic resection by Colmenero flap: a reliable option

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dc.contributor.author Costa-González, José-Miguel
dc.contributor.author Sumarroca Trouboul, Anna
dc.contributor.author Aguilera-Saez, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Martel-Martin, María
dc.contributor.author Leidinger, Andreas
dc.contributor.author Machin, María-Pilar
dc.contributor.author Ramírez-Ruiz, Rosa-Delia
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-15T06:56:15Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-15T06:56:15Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Costa-Gonzalez JM, Sumarroca A, Aguilera-Saez J, Martel-Martin M, Leidinger A, Machin MP, et al. Reconstruction of the lower lip after broad oncologic resection by Colmenero flap: a reliable option. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2021 Dec; 41(6): 507-13. DOI: 10.14639/0392-100X-N1458
dc.identifier.issn 0392-100X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/53744
dc.description.abstract Objective: reconstruction of the lower lip is complex. The Colmenero flap is an effective albeit rarely described method for the repair of medium- to large-sized defects of the lower lip. Methods: a retrospective review was carried out using data gathered from patients who had undergone Colmenero flap reconstruction of the lower lip at our centre between 2015 and 2020. We analysed demographic, histologic and anatomic variables as well as surgical results. This review assessed flap functionality based on proper mouth closure, absence of microstomia and oral competence. Results: thirteen Colmenero flaps were performed in 9 patients, with the flap being used bilaterally in four cases. All patients had squamous cell carcinoma of the lower lip. The mean length of the reconstructed defect was 4.1 cm (ranging between 3-7.5 cm). None of the flaps exhibited signs of necrosis. Five patients required minor surgical touch up during the second procedure: two for dehiscence, two for oral leakage and one for esthetic improvement. All patients had excellent functional and aesthetic final outcomes. Conclusions: the Colmenero flap is a good resource for medium- and large-sized lower lip reconstructions due to its reliability, limited complications, and good aesthetic and functional results.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Pacini Editore
dc.rights Copyright Società Italiana di Otorinolaringoiatria e Chirurgia Cervico-Facciale, Rome, Italy. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the CC-BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International) license. The article can be used by giving appropriate credit and mentioning the license, but only for non-commercial purposes and only in the original version. For further information: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.en
dc.title Reconstruction of the lower lip after broad oncologic resection by Colmenero flap: a reliable option
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.14639/0392-100X-N1458
dc.subject.keyword Colmenero flap
dc.subject.keyword Lip carcinoma
dc.subject.keyword Lower lip reconstruction
dc.subject.keyword Sentinel node
dc.subject.keyword Squamous cell carcinoma
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