Microvascular Replantation of the Avulsed Lip

J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Oct;29(7):e717-e720. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004962.


Traumatic facial soft tissue injury often creates both aesthetic and functional deficits. In complete lip avulsions, microvascular replantation is a reconstructive option that has the potential to fulfill both of these goals. However, lip replantations remain rare and there are few reports in the literature. The authors aim to present a clinical report of a young male who sustained a human bite injury and underwent microvascular replantation of a completely avulsed lower lip and to review the literature and management of these complex injuries.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amputation, Traumatic / surgery
  • Bites, Human / complications
  • Bites, Human / surgery*
  • Facial Injuries / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Lip / blood supply
  • Lip / injuries*
  • Lip / surgery*
  • Male
  • Microsurgery
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Replantation / methods*
  • Soft Tissue Injuries / surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures