The greater palatine “Notch”: Clinical sequelae of an incomplete greater palatine foramen

Sergey Y. Turin, Cathy J. Tang, Arun K. Gosain*

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Abstract

The anatomy of the greater palatine foramen has variation with regard to location, but there have been no reports on the absence of a complete foramen. We present 2 cases of pediatric patients with cleft palates possessing a greater palatine “notch” as opposed to a bony foramen. Awareness of this anomaly is advantageous in preventing injury to the greater palatine vessels during palatoplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1181-1184
Number of pages4
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume55
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2018

Keywords

  • Hard palate
  • Maxilla
  • Palatal development
  • Palatoplasty
  • Soft palate
  • Surgical complications
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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