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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 32-35

Palatal tear: A complication during anterior maxillary osteotomy using cupar technique

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, Haryana, India

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Saurbh Sharma
No. 330/3, Near Modern School, Rly Road, Shiv Colony, Palwal - 121 102, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/IJDS.IJDS_47_17

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This is case report of 20-year-old female who was surgically treated with anterior maxillary osteotomy (AMO) in maxilla and anterior sub apical osteotomy in mandible. AMO was done with Cupar technique in which a palatal tear occurred intraoperatively. The palatal tear was managed conservatively maintaining the blood supply to osteotomized segment by Coe pack application & later on splint fabrication and antiobiotics and decongestants. Other choices like a buccal fat pad or a tongue flap can be used if fistula or tear is large.

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