Closure of palatal fistula with buccal fat pad flap.

  title={Closure of palatal fistula with buccal fat pad flap.},
  author={Abass Kazemi Ashtiani and Mohammad Javad Fatemi and Aydin H. Pooli and Mehdi Habibi},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={40 3},
Palatal fistula as a complication of palatal surgery is difficult to manage due to the presence of fibrotic and scarred tissue and the absence of local virgin tissue. Recurrence rates are high. To investigate the efficacy of repairing small and medium sized palatal fistulas using the buccal fat pad (BFP), 20 patients (aged 2.5-19 years) with palatal fistula (10-20mm) underwent closure surgery using a pedicled BFP flap. The nasal layer was closed by a local mucosal flap (turn down flap) and the… CONTINUE READING

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