Lower Lip Repair After Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Wedged Excision in Dallas*
Lip Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Lower lip defect after Mohs surgery for Squamous Cell Carcinoma followed by lower lip reconstruction with vertical wedge excision and repair. More
Lower lip Mohs Surgery Defect
Mohs surgery was utilized to remove the skin cancer. The microscopic extensions of the cancer were larger than they appeared on the surface. Also, after a cancer is removed the wounds tend to gape open making the defect seem larger than the amount removed. On the right the triangular preoperative markings show the plan to remove the triangle of skin to allow for smooth closure in a vertical direction. (see the photo of the stitching below) More
4 layers of stitches were used to close this defect: 1. mucosal layer (the inner gum layer) 2. orbicularis oris (the muscle that encircles the mouth) 3. dermis (the deeper layer of the skin) 4. epidermis (the top layer that is visible) More
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