J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 24, Number 2, June 2018
|Page(s)||63 - 66|
|Section||Cas clinique et revue de la littérature / Up-to date review and case report|
|Published online||29 June 2018|
Up-to date review and case report
Uses of tongue flaps in oroantral communication
Maxillofacial and Stomatology Surgery Service, Moulay Ismail Meknes Military hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacology, Fes,
* Correspondence: email@example.com
Accepted: 11 March 2017
Introduction: The tongue flap is a surgical option to stop oroantral communication (OAC). Observation: An OAC secondary to a palatal cystic adenoid carcinoma was treated with a tongue flap. The intervention consisted of creating a pedicle flap to close the gap, which was then used to close the communication 3 weeks after the first procedure. Discussion: The tongue flap allows for the closure of the relatively large OAC, it has the advantage of being reliable and easy to perform; however, its main disadvantage is the need for two separate surgical interventions. Between the two procedures, the patient’s diet must be exclusively mixed.
Key words: oroantral communication / tongue flap / weaning
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