Lip Cancer

Treatment and Reconstruction

  • Antonia¬†Kolokythas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Michael Han, Jasjit Dillon
    Pages 1-3
  3. Thomas Schlieve, Antonia Kolokythas
    Pages 5-9
  4. Andrew Salama
    Pages 17-23
  5. Michael T. Spiotto
    Pages 37-50
  6. Lucy F. Chen, Gowri Ramadas
    Pages 51-57
  7. David E. Urbanek, Jonathan S. Bailey
    Pages 59-78
  8. Beomjune Kim, D. David Kim
    Pages 79-113
  9. Carlos A. Ramirez, Rui Fernandes
    Pages 115-126
  10. Shawn McClure, Jesse Jakubowski
    Pages 127-135
  11. Mohammed Qaisi, Joshua E. Lubek
    Pages 137-145
  12. Abhishek A. Solanki, Andrew H. Howard
    Pages 147-152
  13. Antonia Kolokythas
    Pages 153-160
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


The lip is the most common site of malignancy in the head and neck region. Although high cure rates can be achieved by early treatment, a significant percentage of lip cancers demonstrate aggressive behaviour, posing management difficulties. Given the aesthetic and functional significance of the lip, reconstruction post surgery is also extremely important, yet this, too, can be challenging. 


This textbook is intended as a comprehensive reference that will provide easy-to-follow and well-organized guidance on the management of lip cancer, from diagnosis to treatment and reconstruction. After discussion of anatomy and premalignant conditions, detailed attention is paid to squamous cell carcinoma of the lip. Surgical management is explained, and the roles of radiation therapy and chemotherapy, discussed. Reconstruction techniques following ablative surgery are then described in depth, with reference to defect size and complexity. In addition, the potential complications of treatment and reconstruction are presented, with advice on their management. The closing chapter considers other malignant lesions of the lip.


The informative text is complemented by high-quality illustrations and clinical and radiographic material. The contributors all have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the topics they address.


Complications Management Diagnosis and Treatment Lip Post Ablative Surgery Reconstruction Step-by-step Approach

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonia¬†Kolokythas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Illinois at Chicago College of DentistryChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38179-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38180-5
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