:: Volume 6, Issue 3 (5-2017) ::
wjps 2017, 6(3): 319-323 Back to browse issues page
Palate Mucoperosteum: An Usefull Adjunct in Buccal Mucosa Reconstruction
Manjunath KN , Veena Prabhakar Waiker Dr.
m.ch(plastic surgery) Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MSRMC, BENGALURU, Karnataka, India
Abstract:   (904 Views)

Background: Palate is a complex structure separating oro- and nasopharynx. However, reconstruction of the defects of palate is much simpler because of the versatile mucoperiosteal flaps. Here, we present our experience of palatal mucoperiosteal flap used in different situations.
Methods: Fifteen patients of palatal as well as buccal mucosa defects were reconstructed using either free or pedicled mucoperiosteum.
Results: All patients recovered well. No flap loss or secondary procedure were required.
Conclusion: Success in Reconstruction of the palatal defects depends on creation of good nasal as well as buccal mucosal lining. The rich vascular macronet in the palatal mucosa makes it an ideal donor site for local reconstruction. The mucoperiosteum harvested either as a free graft or as pedicled flap serves the purpose well leaving no donor site deformity.

Keywords: Mucoperosteum, Palate, Versatile reconstructive
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2016/07/5 | Accepted: 2017/08/29 | Published: 2017/09/11


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