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R. F. Mazzola, J. T. Hueston:
A forgotten innovator in facial reconstruction: Pietro Sabattini.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Baltimore, April 1990, 85 (4): 621-626.
Pietro Sabattini (1810-1864), a creative surgeon from Bologna, Italy, first had the idea of repairing a posttraumatic upper lip defect using a flap taken from the lower. The flap contains the three elements--skin, muscle, and mucosa--and is based on a specific vessel, the circumlabial artery. Therefore, it anticipates the musculocutaneous flap concept of today. Sabattini published his paper in 1838, 60 years before Abbé. This paper provides the first English translation of the original text and a biography of this forgotten innovator in facial reconstruction.

J. T. Hueston, R. Mazzola:
Antecedents of Abbe. The sesquicentenary of Sabattini.
British Journal of Plastic Surgery, Edinburgh, 1989, 42: 104-106.

P. Santoni-Rugiu and P. J. Sykes:
A History of Plastic Surgery. Berlin: Springer-Verlag; 2007.

M. Eisenmann-Klein and C. Neuhann-Lorenz, editors:
Innovations in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. Berlin: Springer-Verlag; 2008.

Tommaso Agostini:
The Sabattini-Abbe Flap: A Historical Note.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, February 2009, 123 (2): 767.

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