Volume : IV, Issue : I, January - 2015

Verma's Stepped Palatal Flap: A New Technique for the Management of Oroantral Fistula

Dr. Gaurav Verma

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Oroantral communication (OAC) is an unnatural communication between the oral cavity and maxillary sinus which gets epithelized over a period of time leading to formation of oroantral fistula (OAF). It is an uncommon complication of extraction of maxillary posterior teeth and may occur after surgical procedures involving the maxillary antrum. Various techniques have been documented in literature for the management of oroantral fistula (OAF). Buccal sliding flap and palatal pedicle flap are the two most commonly used techniques. The purpose of this article is to present “Stepped Palatal Flap” in the management of oroantral fistula.

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Dr. Gaurav Verma Verma’s Stepped Palatal Flap: A New Technique for the Management of Oroantral Fistula Global Journal For Research Analysis, Vol: 4, Issue: 1 January 2015


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