Repair of large palatal fistula using tongue flap
Large palatal fi stulas are a challenging problem in cleft surgery. Many techniques are used to close the defect. The tongue fl ap is an easy and reproductible procedure for managing this complication. The authors report a case of a large palatal fi stula closure with anteriorly based tongue fl ap.
Key words: Cleft surgery, fistula, palate, tongue flap