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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 127-128

Inicial nasal mucosa detachment using piezoelectric device in the Le Fort I osteotomy: A technical note


1 Post Graduation Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Branch), Araçatuba Dental School UNESP, UNINOVE Dental and Medical School, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil
2 Albert Einstein Hospital, Oral Diagnosis Program Dental School, Sao Paulo University, Brazil
3 Air Force Station, São Paulo Air Force Hospital , Oral Diagnosis Program, Dental School, Sao Paulo University, Brazil
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mirandopolis General Hospital SUS/SP, São Paulo (SP), Oral Diagnosis Program Dental School, Sao Paulo University, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Elio Hitoshi Shinohara
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Av. Albert Einstein, 627 Vicky and Joseph Safra Pavilion A1 Floor - Office 119, 05652 900 Sao Paulo
Brazil
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.111638

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In maxillary Le Fort I type osteotomy the detachment of the nasal mucosa should be done carefully. Piezoelectric surgery contributed much to increase the safety of osteotomies, despite the initial advantage of minimizing the risk of injury in nervous tissue, mainly in bilateral sagittal split osteotomy; we use the piezoelectric device for the initial detachment of the nasal mucosa in the maxillary osteotomy.


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