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A Bilateral Pediculated Palatal Periosteal Connective Tissue Flap for Coverage of Large Bone Grafts in the Anterior Maxillary Region

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Author(s): Amin Rahpeyma | Saeedeh khajehahmadi | Vahid Reza Hosseini | Hamidreza Azimi

Journal: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
ISSN 2251-7251

Volume: 24;
Issue: 68;
Start page: 143;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Bone graft | Reconstructive surgical procedures | Surgical flap

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Coverage of bone grafts is very important in reconstructive surgery. In edentulous alveolar ridges this coverage is particularly important for supporting dental prostheses. Here we present the case of a patient with a large deficient maxillary anterior region that was reconstructed with a bilateral palatal submucosal periosteal connective tissue flap: a soft tissue reserve for upper jaw reconstructive surgeries. The bilateral pediculated palatal periosteal connective tissue flap was used for coverage of a large bone graft in the anterior maxillary region.  Conclusion: Palatal submucosa can be used as a soft tissue reserve in upper jaw reconstructions.
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