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Use of polydioxanone sheet to repair palatal fistulas in patients with cleft palate

      Palatal fistulas are a commonly reported serious complication in patients who have previously had repair of a cleft palate (Fig. 1), and the reported incidence is 34%.

      Wiet GJ, Sie K, Biavati MJ, Rocha-Worley G. Reconstructive surgery for cleft palate treatment and management. Available from URL: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/878062-treatment.

      The repair of a fistula is often postponed until the patient is older and orthodontic treatment has been completed to ensure that a good blood supply into the palate has been re-established and that expansive maxillary orthodontic treatment, which can lead to the formation of a fistula, is no longer necessary.
      • Bénateau H.
      • Traoré H.
      • Gilliot B.
      • Taupin A.
      • Ory L.
      • Guillou Jamard M.-R.
      • et al.
      Repair of palatal fistulae in cleft patients.

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