Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Oronasal fistula repair

Contributor(s): Jan Bellows, David Crossley, Joseph Harari

Introduction

  • To close oronasal communication.

Uses

  • Repair oronasal fistula following:
    • Traumatic palatal cleft, eg post-RTA.
    • Tooth extraction Dental extraction (rare in cat).
    • Infection/neoplasia.

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

  • Good to excellent (depending on underlying cause).

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Smith M M, Rockhill A D (1996) Prosthodontic appliance for repair of an oronasal fistula in a cat. JAVMA 208 (9), 1410-1412 PubMed.
  • Coles B H, Underwood L C (1988) Repair of the traumatic oronasal fistula in the cat with a prosthetic acrylic implant. Vet Rec 122 (15), 359-360 PubMed.
  • Robertson J J, Dean P W (1987) Repair of a traumatically induced oronasal fistula in a cat with a rostral tongue flap. Vet Surg 16 (2), 164-166 PubMed.


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