Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Hard palate repair: split defect

Synonym(s): "Sandwich" technique

Contributor(s): Susan Rackard

Introduction

  • Closure of traumatic or congenital defect in the hard palate by an overlapping 'sandwich' repair technique.

Uses

  • Repair of hard palate defects Cleft lip and palate.
  • This injury is often seen as part of the 'high rise syndrome' in urban cats which have fallen from balconies.
  • Conservative or simple surgical repairs may be appropriate (see Alternatives).

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Generally good for trauma cases.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Marretta S M, Grove T K, Grillo J F (1991) Split palatal U-flap: a new technique for repair of caudal hard palate defects. J Vet Dent (1), 5-8 PubMed.


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