CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Plast Surg 2012; 45(03): 553-556
DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.105976
Case Report
Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

"Partial duplication of lower lip and hemimandible" A rare case

Bibhuti Bhusan Nayak
Department of Plastic Surgery, S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa, India
Nilamani Mohanty
Department of Plastic Surgery, S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa, India
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Duplication of mandible and lower lip is a very rare congenital entity. We report an extremely uncommon case of Congenital Duplication of Lower lip and Mandible in a 3 year old girl, who was treated surgically in a single stage for correction of both lip and mandible. This was a commissure preserving single staged procedure. The Surgical procedure, the problems related to this anomaly and the embryology are discussed.

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