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


TUNCBILEK G., Konas E. , OZGUR F.

CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL, vol.44, no.3, pp.233-234, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1597/06-062
  • Title of Journal : CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-234

Abstract

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.