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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Thursday, September 15, 2011
1:00PM - 3:00PM


(C) 201B


Surgical Management of Nasoalveolar/Nasopaltine Fistulae in the Cleft Lip and Palate Patient: Closure and Bone Grafting

Khaled Abughazaleh, DMD
Private Practice
Chicago, IL

Fernando Jose Sandoval, DDS
Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of San Francisco de Quito
Quito, , Ecuador


Cleft lip and palate surgery is part of the contemporary scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Bone grafting of the nasoalveolar fistula and the repair of palatal fistulae is often delegated to to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. We intend to present the techniques and methods for performing such procedures in a simple manner.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the various needs and surgeries indicated in the cleft lip and palate patient
  2. Present the indications, methods and techniques of performing nasoalveolar bone grafting and palatal fitulae repair in the cleft lip and palate patient

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