Preservation of the Vascularised Nasal Lining During Palatal Fenestration Procedures: A Simple 2 Step Technique
During palatal fenestration procedure the vascularised, respiratory nasal lining is often sacrificed inadvertently. It normally functions to keep the inhaled air warm, humid and dust free.
This vascularised nasal lining when uninvolved oncologically can easily be preserved. Preservation of the vascularised nasal lining shall decrease the leakage of nasal secretions and aid in the healing of reconstruction of the defect when local or regional flaps are used.
KeywordsNasal mucosa Nasal epithelium Maxilla Palatal neoplasms Palate
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