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Median lip fissure: etiology and suggested treatment.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology
0030-4220
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
72
Issue
1
Pages
10–14
Identifiers
PMID: 1891226
Source
Medline
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Abstract

In a prospective study of 20 patients with median lip fissure, pedigrees were obtained. A hereditary predisposition for weakness in the first branchial arch fusion seems to exist. In some persons, more often in males than in females, this weakness eventually leads to development of a median lip fissure. The fissure becomes symptomatic when it is infected. In 10 patients the fissure was excised; in the other 10 patients excision was done in combination with a Z-plasty of the center of the lesion. The prognosis with the latter operation was superior to that with the former.

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