Pterygoid plate fracture in Le Fort I osteotomy with and without pterygoid chisel: a computed tomography scan evaluation of 58 patients.

@article{Precious1993PterygoidPF,
  title={Pterygoid plate fracture in Le Fort I osteotomy with and without pterygoid chisel: a computed tomography scan evaluation of 58 patients.},
  author={David S. Precious and Reginald H B Goodday and Lucie Bourget and F G Skulsky},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={1993},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={151-3}
}
The incidence of pterygoid plate fracture as determined by computed tomography (CT) scan is much higher than that determined at surgery. This observation is irrespective of whether a chisel is used to effect pterygo-maxillary separation. 

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