An alternate elective neck incision

M. F. Zide, B. N. Epker

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Abstract

The classic submandibular incision parallels the inferior border of the mandible and does not follow the resting skin tension lines of the neck. A modified approach is described that initially follows these lines but, as the midbody region is approached, a zigzag incision with legs of 1 to 3 cm and tip angles of approximately 70 to 90° is made. This zigzag skin incision is adjusted for the intended surgery. Subjectively, the results are much more esthetic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1071-1075
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume51
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1993

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Skin
Mandible
Esthetics
Leg

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  • Surgery
  • Dentistry(all)

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Zide, M. F., & Epker, B. N. (1993). An alternate elective neck incision. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 51(10), 1071-1075.

An alternate elective neck incision. / Zide, M. F.; Epker, B. N.

In: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol. 51, No. 10, 1993, p. 1071-1075.

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Zide, MF & Epker, BN 1993, 'An alternate elective neck incision', Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol. 51, no. 10, pp. 1071-1075.
Zide, M. F. ; Epker, B. N. / An alternate elective neck incision. In: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 1993 ; Vol. 51, No. 10. pp. 1071-1075.
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