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Journal of Dental Specialities

Closure of a recurrent giant palatal fistula with tongue flap

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Author Details: Philip Mathew,Manoj Kumar Bhaskaran,Varun Menon P,Rahul VC Tiwari*,Kritika Sehrawat

Volume : 6

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2393-9834

Print ISSN : 2320-7302

Article First Page : 166

Article End Page : 168


Introduction: Palatal fistulas can be managed conservatively or surgically depending on the size of defect. Giant fistula is usually treated with local flaps or local flaps combined with regional flaps. Tongue flaps are an excellent alternative to close wide or recurrent palatal fistulae. Here we report a case of a giant palatal fistula postcleft palate surgery which had been operated thrice and failed in different centers. This fistula has been successfully repaired in our center with posteriorly based tongue flap.

Keywords: Palatal fistula, Cleft palate, Tongue flap.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2393-9834.2018.0037