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J Maxillofac Surg. 1977 Nov;5(4):241-4.

Utilization of the buccal fat pad for closure of oro-antral and/or oro-nasal communications.


Defects in the posterior alveolus and hard palate up to a diameter of 4 cm can sometimes be closed by covering them with the buccal fat pad and grafting the latter with a split thickness skin graft. In addition local flaps may be necessary. 4 cases have been treated so far with complete success.

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