Sabbattini first described a cross-lip, full thickness transfer of tissue in 1838 and a similar flap design was later popularised by Abbe in 1898.
- Abbe R.
A new plastic operation for the relief of deformity due to double harelip.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 1968; 42: 481-483
2Since then, it has been widely adopted and modified for the reconstruction of upper or lower lip defects.
- Renner J.G.
- Baker S.R.
- Neil A.S.
Reconstruction of the lip.
Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction. 2nd ed. Mosby, 2007: 475-524
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- A new plastic operation for the relief of deformity due to double harelip.Plast Reconstr Surg. 1968; 42: 481-483
- Reconstruction of the lip.Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction. 2nd ed. Mosby, 2007: 475-524
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Published online: August 15, 2020
Accepted: July 28, 2020
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