Semin Plast Surg 2020; 34(02): 071-076
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709430
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Surgery of the Palatomaxillary Structure

Ameya A. Jategaonkar
1  Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
,
Vivian F. Kaul
1  Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
,
Eric Lee
1  Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
,
Eric M. Genden
1  Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
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Funding No financial disclosures.
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Publication Date:
06 May 2020 (online)

Abstract

The palatomaxillary structure plays critical roles in both form and function of the midface. Surgical defects of the palate and maxilla can be associated with significant morbidity and deformity. Various defect classification systems have been used to assist in reconstruction and rehabilitation. Reconstructive options include prosthetic rehabilitation, local flaps, and free tissue transfer. Here, we review the functional and surgical anatomy of the palatomaxillary complex, defect classification systems, and provide an overview of reconstructive options.