J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2003 Dec;29(6):455-459.

Reconstruction of palatal defect using palatal flap

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dentistry, Medical college, Dong-A University. hangrip@dreamwiz.com
  • 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Pusan University.

Abstract

The Reconstructive techniques of palatal defect are palatal island flap, palatal mucoperiosteal expansion, buccal flap, tongue flap, pushback palatoplasty, free flap and so on. We report a reconstruction of palatal defect using palatal flap. Excellent results were obtained by palatal connective tissue island flap and split thickness pedicle flap. Healing of defect occured rapidly. There were no postoperative complications except dull pain.

Keyword

Palatal flap; Palatal island flap

MeSH Terms

Connective Tissue
Free Tissue Flaps
Postoperative Complications
Tongue
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