J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2000 Jun;26(3):297-300.

Clinical Evaluation of the effectiveness of pedicled buccal fat pad grafts in closure of oroantral communications

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  • 1Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University.

Abstract

The author evaluated the effectiveness of pedicled buccal fat pad grafts for closure of oroantral communications. Nine patients with chronic oroantral communications and one patient with an oronasal communication were treated with pedicled buccal fat grafts. They were treated successfully in all cases, and there were no postoperative complications (i. e. shallow buccal vestibule), and minimal patient discomforts. It was concluded that this was a easy and time fast method for closure of oral defects and had wide application and high successful rate

Keyword

oroantral communication; buccal fat; pedicled

MeSH Terms

Adipose Tissue*
Humans
Postoperative Complications
Transplants*
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