Nasopalatine Island Advancement Flap

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Anterior maxilla is a high esthetic region of the mouth. Some flaps are introduced for bone graft coverage, mainly based on secondary epithelization of connective tissue-periosteal tissues. This article evaluates the versatility of a new mucoperiosteal flap for reproducible coverage in anterior maxilla.


In 5 mongrel dogs a 5 mm width mucosal defect in labial mucosa was created after extraction of upper jaw incisors. Nasopalatine island advancement flap was used for mucosal replacement.


Flap survival and healing was uneventful without necrosis.


Nasopalatine island advancement flap is a reliable axial island flap for anterior maxillary reconstruction.

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