Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report
Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report
SURGICAL DEBATE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 42-44

Anterior palatal island advancement flap for bone graft coverage: technical note


1 Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2 Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dental Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Saeedeh Khajehahmadi
Dental Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Vakilabad Boulevard, P.O. Box: 91735-984, Mashhad
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2006-8808.185655

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Background: The most important step in bone graft management is soft tissue coverage. Dehiscence of the wound leads to graft exposure and subsequent problems. Purpose: This study introduces an axial pattern flap for bone graft coverage in anterior maxilla. Patients and Methods: Use of Anterior Palatal Island Advancement Flap is presented by the authors. It is a mucoperiosteal flap with axial pattern blood supply, based on nasopalatine artery. It is easy to raise and predictable. Results: Anterior Palatal Island Advancement Flap was effective in bone graft coverage in premaxillary edentulous area. Conclusion: It can be used as an aid for bone graft coverage of premaxillary edentulous ridge, where the need for mucosa is small in width but long in length.


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