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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003 Dec;29(6):455-459. Korean. Case Report.
Kang HR , Sin SH , Kim CH .
Department of Dentistry, Medical college, Dong-A University. hangrip@dreamwiz.com
Department 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.

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