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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 123-128

Lip lesions: A 10-year retrospective analysis from a Nigerian tertiary healthcare institution

1 Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
2 Dental and Maxillofacial Department, University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
3 Army Dental Center, Bonny Camp, Lagos, Nigeria

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Dr. Benjamin Fomete
Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
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DOI: 10.4103/ssajm.ssajm_3_18

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Introduction: Lip lesions can be acquired or congenital, benign, or malignant. They can also form as a result of systemic manifestation or infection such as cancrum oris or gangrenous stomatitis. Lesion can affect the upper, lower, or both lips together. Patients and Methods: A retrospective study of patients attending the oral and maxillofacial clinic of a tertiary health institution between January 2006 and December 2015 was undertaken. Results: The majority of the patients were from 2nd to 5th decades of life with a ratio of 1.54:1. The age ranged from 1.5 to 78 years. The lower lip (64%) was the most affected, and the unspecified represented 7.8%. The upper-to-lower lip ratio was 1:2.85. Conclusion: Acquired lesions formed the bulk of the lesions seen.

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