Management of palatal fistulas and a simple surgical algorithm proposal

DURMUŞ KOCAASLAN F. N. , Memic Z., Yalcin D., Celebiler O.

MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.33, no.1, pp.17-22, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5472/marumj.681988
  • Title of Journal : MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-22


Objectives: Despite improved techniques in repair of cleft palate, failure of healing of palatal structures resulting in a palatal fistula is one of the major challenges in the practice of reconstructive surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate treatment success and failure in patients with palatal fistulas following cleft palate repair.