Closure of large oronasal fistulas at the time of secondary bone grafting in patients with cleft lip and palate

Masayuki Fukuda, Mitsuyoshi Iino, Tetsu Takahashi

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Abstract

Oronasal fistulas often arise after repair of the palate in patients with cleft lip and palate. Those located adjacent to the residual cleft are commonly closed at the time of secondary bone grafting. However, it is not easy to close larger fistulas. We present a method of closing large oronasal fistulas in the anterior palate that are adjacent to the residual cleft at the time of secondary bone grafting, which consists of reducing the size of the inferior nasal turbinate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-343
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Inferior turbinectomy
  • Oronasal fistula
  • Residual cleft
  • Secondary bone graft
  • Vomer flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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