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European Journal of Dermatology


Clues in skin surgery: The intralabial rotation flap Volume 27, numéro 5, September-October 2017


  • Figure 1
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hôpital de Beaumont, Lausanne University Hospital Center, Av. de Beaumont 29, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

A 65-year-old patient presented with a 1.9-cm sclerodermiform basal cell carcinoma (BCC) on the left upper lip (figure 1A). The tumour was removed using micrographic surgery, resulting in a 2.2-cm-wide defect sparing the red lip (figure 1B). To reconstruct the defect, an intralabial rotation flap was performed, together with an additional Burow's excision on the red lip (figure 1B). Three months after surgery, no recurrence was seen and the symmetry and functionality of the mouth was preserved (figure [...]