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May 1985

Extended Palatal Island Mucoperiosteal Flap

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Toronto (Dr Gullane), and the Division of Otolaryngology, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh (Dr Arena).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(5):330-332. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800070082013

• The extended palatal island mucoperiosteal flap was used in 53 cases over a ten-year period. Its many uses include reconstruction of the soft palate and resurfacing of retromolar and cheek defects. Its reliability with a success rate of 96% and spontaneous epithelialization of the donor site at three months makes it an attractive method of reconstruction.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:330-332)

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