Acellular Dermal Matrix Use in Cleft Palate and Palatal Fistula Repair: A Potential Benefit?

Agir H., Eren G. G., YAŞAR E. K.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.26, no.5, pp.1517-1522, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000001814
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1517-1522
  • Keywords: Acellular dermal matrix, cleft palate, fistula, palatoplasty, 2-FLAP PALATOPLASTY, ORONASAL FISTULAS, EXPERIENCE
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Background: In cleft palate repair, anatomically oriented, tension free, atraumatic total closure is the key to achieve a normal speech consecutive to a sufficient velopharyngeal closure and also to prevent postoperative fistula development. In this clinical study, we review our experience with acellular dermal matrix (ADM) which was used as an adjunct to facilitate difficult cleft palate and palatal fistula closure.