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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-64

A simple innovation for improving the donor site scar of the Abbe flap

1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Sushrusha Hospital and B.J. Wadia Children's Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2348-2125.126576

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The Abbe flap is commonly used for the correction of secondary deformities of cleft lip. The midline lower lip scar of the donor site can lead to a bridging contracture when it crosses the labiomental crease. By addition of a small Z-plasty we can ensure that the concavity of the crease is maintained with a superior aesthetic result.

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