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Volume 23 , Issue 1
January/February 2008

Pages 143146

Closure of Oroantral Communication with Buccal Fat Pad Flap in Zygomatic Implant Surgery: A Case Report

Eduardo Jose de Moraes, DDS, MS

PMID: 18416426

The scientific literature has demonstrated the use of the buccal fat pad (BFP) flap to cover bone grafts in the correction of maxillary osseous defects and in the closure of oroantral communications. The use of the pedicled BFP flap to provide an immediate blood supply to a recipient site is recommended to provide closure of oroantral communications. The author presents a case report of zygomatic implant surgery in which the BFP flap technique was used in the closure of an oroantral communication caused by maxillofacial surgery. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2008;23:143146

Key words: buccal fat pad, oroantral communication, zygomatic implants

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