Successful replantation of a bitten-off vermilion of the lower lip by microvascular anastomosis: Case report

Seng Feng Jeng*, Fu Chan Wei, M. Samuel Noordhoff

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Abstract

A successful case of lower lip vermilion replantation is presented where there was lack of a suitable vein for drainage after arterial flow was re-established. The venous stasis was overcome by the “chemical leech,” intra-replant subcutaneous heparin injection at intervals 9 days postoperatively. The result is excellent both aesthetically and functionally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)914-916
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 1992
Externally publishedYes

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