Double lip

Common Name(s)

Double lip, Congenital double lip

Double lip, also known as congenital double lip, is a rare birth defect which affects the upper lip more often than the lower lip. It consists of a fold of excess tissue on the interior of the lip. It is most visible when the person smiles, talks or shows their teeth. Although the extra tissue may interfere when the person is speaking or chewing, surgery to remove the extra tissue is usually done for cosmetic reasons (to improve appearance). The double lip may not be that noticeable at birth but often becomes more obvious as the person grows. It is generally accepted that double lip does not depend on race or gender, however in a recent report in 2009, it has been suggested that males were 7 times more likely to have double lip than females. Double lip may occur alone or as part of Ascher's syndrome (for more information, visit Ascher’s syndrome.) It is not known how often babies are born with double lip.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Double lip" returned 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Blepharochalasis with double lip: A case of Ascher syndrome.
 

Author(s): Vishal Gupta, Sujay Khandpur

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;81(6):651.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Botulinum toxin to improve results in cleft lip repair: a double-blinded, randomized, vehicle-controlled clinical trial.
 

Author(s): Chun-Shin Chang, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Yen-Chang Hsiao, Chee-Jen Chang, Philip Kuo-Ting Chen

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Most patients with facial scarring would value even a slight improvement in scar quality. Botulinum toxin A is widely used to alleviate facial dynamic rhytides but is also believed to improve scar quality by reducing wound tension during healing. The main objective was to assess the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Non-syndromic double lip.
 

Author(s): Ravi Prakash Sasankoti Mohan, Sankalp Verma, Amit Singh, Udita Singh

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Double lip" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Congenital maxillary double lip: review of the literature and report of a case.
 

Author(s): Wilson Denis Martins, Fernando Henrique Westphalen, Rodrigo Sandrin, Eduardo Campagnoli

Journal: J Can Dent Assoc. ;70(7):466-8.

 

A double lip is an anomaly that may be either congenital or acquired. It occurs most often in the upper lip, although both upper and lower lips are occasionally involved. Surgical intervention (simple excision) produces good functional and cosmetic results. In this report, we describe ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Study of a New Topical Natural Health Product for the Treatment of Herpes Labialis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Herpes Labialis

 

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2017

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