Oronasal fistula can occur secondary to various pathologies, but cleft surgery is the most common. The authors propose a pedicled palatal flap technique for surgical repair of small oronasal fistula (0.5-0.8 cm), derived from their experience in the treatment of 7 patients between March 2003 and December 2007. In one case, the fistula was induced by prolonged snorting of cocaine. In the other cases, the fistulas developed after excision of a benign tumor of the palate. For the cocaine-induced fistula, failure of the repair attempt was apparent within 7 days of surgery. In all other cases, complete fistula closure was obtained, and no complications occurred.

Oronasal fistula can occur secondary to various pathologies, but cleft surgery is the most common. The authors propose a pedicled palatal flap technique for surgical repair of small oronasal fistula (0.5-0.8 cm), derived from their experience in the treatment of 7 patients between March 2003 and December 2007. In one case, the fistula was induced by prolonged snorting of cocaine. In the other cases, the fistulas developed after excision of a benign tumor of the palate. For the cocaine-induced fistula, failure of the repair attempt was apparent within 7 days of surgery. In all other cases, complete fistula closure was obtained, and no complications occurred.

Pedicled palatal flap for surgical repair of oro-nasal fistula

Rauso, R.;Tartaro, G.;Colella, G.
2018

Abstract

Oronasal fistula can occur secondary to various pathologies, but cleft surgery is the most common. The authors propose a pedicled palatal flap technique for surgical repair of small oronasal fistula (0.5-0.8 cm), derived from their experience in the treatment of 7 patients between March 2003 and December 2007. In one case, the fistula was induced by prolonged snorting of cocaine. In the other cases, the fistulas developed after excision of a benign tumor of the palate. For the cocaine-induced fistula, failure of the repair attempt was apparent within 7 days of surgery. In all other cases, complete fistula closure was obtained, and no complications occurred.
Oronasal fistula can occur secondary to various pathologies, but cleft surgery is the most common. The authors propose a pedicled palatal flap technique for surgical repair of small oronasal fistula (0.5-0.8 cm), derived from their experience in the treatment of 7 patients between March 2003 and December 2007. In one case, the fistula was induced by prolonged snorting of cocaine. In the other cases, the fistulas developed after excision of a benign tumor of the palate. For the cocaine-induced fistula, failure of the repair attempt was apparent within 7 days of surgery. In all other cases, complete fistula closure was obtained, and no complications occurred.
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