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|Title:||Preserving the pterygoid plates in posterior repositioning of the Le Fort I osteotomy|
|Authors:||Hai, H.K. |
|Source:||Hai, H.K.,Egyedi, P. (1989). Preserving the pterygoid plates in posterior repositioning of the Le Fort I osteotomy. Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery 17 (5) : 219-221. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||The pterygoid plates have to be fractured and displaced to allow the maxilla to be repositioned posteriorly in the Le Fort I push-back osteotomy. A technique to reposition the maxilla posteriorly while preserving the pterygoid plates and the greater palatine neurovascular bundle is described. This technique reduces the risk of damaging the internal maxillary artery and the internal jugular vein which can lead to excessive haemorrhage. The disturbance to the Eustachian apparatus is also minimized.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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