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J Surg Tech Case Rep. 2014 Jan;6(1):12-4. doi: 10.4103/2006-8808.135137.

Esthetic Management of Gingival Lesions in Anterior Maxilla: The Role of VIP-CT Flap, a Technical Note.

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  • 1Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases Research Center, Mashhad, Iran.
  • 2Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Anterior maxilla is a high esthetic demand region. Reconstruction of the soft tissue loss after pathologic resection needs special techniques.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

This article describes the novel use of vascularized interpositional periosteal connective tissue flap of palate (VIP-CT) for reconstruction after resection of long-lasting pyogenic granuloma in anterior maxilla with underlying bone resorption in interdental region.

RESULTS:

Good esthetic results both in labial gingiva and interdental region were obtained.

CONCLUSION:

VIP-CT flap is an ideal option for reconstruction of the pathologic lesions that affect the anterior maxilla and create pathologic space in interdental region.

KEYWORDS:

Anterior maxilla; Pyogenic granuloma; VIP-CT flap

PMID:
25013545
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PMCID:
PMC4090973
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