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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Single layer anteriorly based tongue flap for extensive palatal cleft- A case report

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Author Details : Rahul Tiwari, Philip Mathew, Yasmin Jose, Bhaskar Roy, Kritika Sehrawat

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 118-120

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The most widely recognized difficulty of a repaired congenital fissure is palatal fistula which can be seen from narrow to wide forms as derived in the published literature. Small fistulas are usually asymptomatic, but the larger ones create regurgitation of fluids in the nasal cavity and interferes the normal speech. Various options are present for the surgical management to close fistulas. Local flaps are usually used for small fistulas comparatively large fistulas are difficult to manage. Tongue flaps due to its high vascularity are region is the treatment of choice for most of the surgeons. The anteriorly based tongue fold is a sheltered and compelling strategy for conclusion of moderately extensive repetitive palatal fistula with no practical impedance of the giver site. This article portrays remaking of one such wide palatal fistula by anteriorly based tongue fold performing single layer conclusion.

Keywords: Palatal fistula, Tongue flap, Cleft palate, Local flap

Doi : 10.18231/2395-6194.2018.0028

How to cite : Tiwari R, Mathew P, Jose Y, Roy B, Sehrawat K, Single layer anteriorly based tongue flap for extensive palatal cleft- A case report. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2018;4(2):118-120

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