Palatal flap induced osteoradionecrosis

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Palatal flap induced osteoradionecrosis

Syed Nabil, Rama Krsna Rajandram, Rifqah Nordin, Nazimi Abdul Jabar: Palatal flap induced osteoradionecrosis. Mal. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2011; 9: 27–31.

Abstract: The palatal rotational flap is a reliable and predictable flap. The pedicled nature of the flap ensures reliable vascular supply. It however leaves a bare donor site which usually heals via secondary intention. However, there is an increased risk of donor site morbidity when applied in a compromised host. The authors report a rare case of an osteoradionecrosis at the donor site following the application of the palatal rotational flap. Caution should be exercised when applying this flap in a compromised tissue.