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Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1992 Feb;21(1):3-5.

The temporal muscle flap for closure of large palatal defects in CLP patients.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Large palatal defects in 4 CLP patients were successfully closed by transposition of the anterior part of the temporal muscle. The donor side was filled by transposing the posterior part of the temporal muscle whilst the posterior area was contoured with orthopaedic bone cement.

PMID:
1569362
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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