Otolaryngology Book


Lip Exam

Aka: Lip Exam
  1. Signs
    1. Look at upper and lower lips
    2. Observe skin and vermilion borders
    3. Observe for:
      1. Symmetry, color, and texture
      2. Pigment change
      3. Keratosis
      4. Atrophy
      5. Subsurface abnormalities
        1. Induration or swelling
        2. Ulceration
        3. Blistering
  2. Findings
    1. Lip Ulceration (Suspicious for Lip Cancer)
    2. Lip Vesicles
      1. Herpes Simplex (Cold Sore, Fever Blister)
    3. Lip Fissures
      1. Angular Stomatitis or Cheilosis (Perleche)
      2. Cheilitis
    4. Lip Pigmented Lesions
      1. Mucous Retention Cyst (Mucocele)
      2. Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
    5. Lip Swelling
      1. Angioedema

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