Title

Surgery of the Palatomaxillary Structure

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The palatomaxillary structure plays critical roles in both form and function of the midface. Surgical defects of the palate and maxilla can be associated with significant morbidity and deformity. Various defect classification systems have been used to assist in reconstruction and rehabilitation. Reconstructive options include prosthetic rehabilitation, local flaps, and free tissue transfer. Here, we review the functional and surgical anatomy of the palatomaxillary complex, defect classification systems, and provide an overview of reconstructive options.

Publication Date

5-1-2020

Publication Title

Seminars in plastic surgery

ISSN

1535-2188

Volume

34

Issue

2

First Page

71

Last Page

76

PubMed ID

32390773

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1055/s-0040-1709430

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