The orofacial region consists of numerous structures that interact in an intricate and dynamic fashion with the oral commissure playing a central role in facial function, expression, and cosmesis. Traumatic amputations of this complex are rare. This case illustrates the successful replantation of portions of the right upper and lower lip with the oral commissure in a 6-year-old girl after traumatic amputation by a dog bite.
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From the *College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center; and †Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Scott and White, Temple, TX.
Received April 10, 2012, and accepted for publication, after revision, August 21, 2012.
Ashley N. DeLeon, PharmD, is a medical student in College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.
Reprints: Raman C. Mahabir, MD, Department of Surgery, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, 2401 S 31st St., Temple, TX 76508. E-mail: email@example.com.
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