Surgery of the Palatomaxillary Structure

Ameya A. Jategaonkar, Vivian F. Kaul, Eric Lee, Eric M. Genden

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 May 2020


  • head and neck surgery
  • maxillectomy
  • midface surgery
  • palate/palatal surgery
  • palatectomy


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