Effects of palatine bone denudation repair with periosteal graft on maxillary growth: An experimental study in rats

Barutca S. A., Aksan T., Uscetin I., Sahin D., Akan M.

JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.42, no.1, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jcms.2013.02.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Cleft palate, Denuded bone, Maxillary growth, Periosteal graft, DENTAL ARCH, BEAGLE DOGS, CLEFT-LIP, SURGERY, FLAP, PALATOPLASTY
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Background: The long-term goal of cleft palate repair is to provide normal maxillary growth and speech capacity. However, most surgical repairs of cleft palate result in areas of bone denudation on lateral aspects of the hard palate. It is widely acknowledged that palatal bone denudation and subsequent scar contracture resulting from cleft palate surgery can inhibit maxillary growth.