Posterior maxillary anatomy: implications for Le Fort I osteotomy.

  title={Posterior maxillary anatomy: implications for Le Fort I osteotomy.},
  author={L. K. Cheung and Siu Chung Fung and Tie-jun Li and Nabil Samman},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={27 5},
The most common site of haemorrhage in maxillary osteotomies is the posterior maxilla. Better understanding of the anatomy in this region may minimize possible vascular complications. The aim of the study was to study the osteology of the posterior maxillary region and establish clinical safety guidelines for the Le Fort I osteotomy Thirty human dry skulls were selected and assessed by a combination of direct inspection, computerized imaging and computed tomography (CT) scan analysis. Results… CONTINUE READING