Application of the interseptal alveolotomy for closing the oroantral fistula.

  title={Application of the interseptal alveolotomy for closing the oroantral fistula.},
  author={Minoru Hori and Hiroaki Tanaka and Mitsuhiko Matsumoto and Shigeo Matsunaga},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={53 12},
PURPOSE This article describes a new application of the interseptal alveoplasty to close oroantral fistulae caused by dental extraction. The surgical technique is described, and its advantages are compared with those of other techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS The technique was used to treat eight patients with comparatively small fistulae in the soft tissue, approximately 1 to 5 mm wide. RESULTS All fistulae were successfully closed. CONCLUSION It is proposed that the technique provides… CONTINUE READING

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