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Carl-Peter Cornelius, Nils Gellrich, Søren Hillerup, Kenji Kusumoto, Warren Schubert

Executive Editors

Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato

General Editor

Daniel Buchbinder

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1. Indications

It is unlikely that a complex palatal fracture presents without displacement, and with stability and normal occlusion. There is a significant risk of fistula formation. For this reason complex palatoalveolar injuries are rarely amenable to observation.

palatoalveolar complex injury

2. Aftercare

For aftercare and rehabilitation following observation please refer to your local protocol.