Published in May 1985
Trapezoidal mucoperiosteal flap and free gingival graft for treatment of a chronic oroantral fistula
Physician and Surgeon specializing in Dentistry. Periodontist.
Piazza Repubblica 4, 09129 Cagliari, Italy.
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|2. Orthopantomograph showing right oroantral communication.|
|3. Orifice of the oroantral fistula.||4. The mucoperiosteal flap.|
|5. The path followed by the fistula during its removal||6. Osteotomy and osteoplastics of the vestibular wall of bone.|
|7. Osteotomy and osteoplastics of the tuber||8. "U" stitching and single stitches.|
|9. The area of the tuber is still exposed.||10. Free gingival graft taken from material "left over" from the flap.|
|11. Graft positioned on tuber.||12. Healing of the wound.|
|13. X-ray taken at the time of the operation.|
|14. X-ray taken on completion of the healing process: the bone cortex has recovered its continuity.|
1. H. BIRN, J.E. WINTHER, Manuale di piccola Chirurgia orale Atlante
pratico, pagg. 123-125, 1977