Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 397–399 | Cite as

Preservation of the Vascularised Nasal Lining During Palatal Fenestration Procedures: A Simple 2 Step Technique

Technical Note



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.


Nasal mucosa Nasal epithelium Maxilla Palatal neoplasms Palate 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

Ethical Approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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© The Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ketan C. Shah
    • 1
  • Leo Stassen
    • 2
  • Harpal Singh Flora
    • 3
  1. 1.Leeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK
  2. 2.St. James HospitalDublinIreland
  3. 3.Royal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle upon TyneUK

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