A salvage procedure in cleft palate repair: Suturing nasal mucosa directly to palatine process


TUNCBILEK G., Konas E. , OZGUR F.

CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL, cilt.44, sa.3, ss.233-234, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1597/06-062
  • Dergi Adı: CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.233-234

Özet

Objective: Palatal fistulas are among the complications of cleft palate repair requiring additional surgery. Suturing the nasal mucosa and mucoperiosteal flaps together in a tension-free manner to create a double-layered closure in the hard palate is one of the most important points in prevention of dehiscence and fistula formation. In this report, we describe a salvage procedure to repair nasal mucosa that might be lacerated while being freed from the upper surface of the palatal process.