A comprehensive approach to Functional Palatomaxillary Reconstruction Using Regional Flaps and Free Tissue Transfer: Report of Reconstructive and Prosthodontic Outcomes of 140 Patients


Defects of the hard palate and jaw (palatomaxillary defects) were historically restored with a prosthetic obturator, but surgical advances have led to palatomaxillary reconstruction as a viable alternative. This study found a 96.7% success rate in patients treated with surgical reconstruction and an 86% success rate in patients who underwent prosthodontic rehabilitation.

Urken, ML, Roche, AM, Kiplagat, K, Dewey, E, Lazarus, C, Likhterov, I, Buchbinder, D, Okay D

Head and Neck 2018

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