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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 5 ( September-October, 2018 ) > List of Articles


Double Lip–An Atypical Facial Anomaly: Two Case Reports

Rishi Tyagi, Amita Poswal, Gaurav Panwar, Kopal Garg

Keywords : Congenital, Cupid's bow shaped, Double lip

Citation Information : Tyagi R, Poswal A, Panwar G, Garg K. Double Lip–An Atypical Facial Anomaly: Two Case Reports. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2018; 11 (5):451-455.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1556

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Double lip is a rare abnormality. It affects the lips, more often the upper lips and could be acquired or congenital. It may be associated with Ascher's syndrome or occur in isolation. In this deformity, there is an accessory fold of redundant mucous membrane inside the vermillion border. This cupid's bow-shaped accessory tissue is usually conspicuous during smiling but maybe occasionally visible even at rest. For the patient, this atypical facial deformity most importantly creates an aesthetic problem. Nonetheless, it may also interfere with their speech or function. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice and gives appropriate esthetic and functional results. In this article, we have presented two case reports of congenital maxillary double lip. The etiology, clinical presentation, histopathology and treatment of this infrequent anomaly have been discussed.

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