volume 40, issue 1, P71-77 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.01.015
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Nikola Burić, Goran Jovanović, Dragan Krasić, Milos Tijanić, Marko Burić, Simona Tarana, Milan Spasić

Abstract: Oro-antral communications (OAC) greater than 4-5 mm in diameter can seldom be counted on to heal spontaneously without the necessity for surgical closure. The initial experience in applying an absorbable polyglactin/polydioxanon implant (Ethisorb(®)), in non-surgical closure of OAC ranging from 5 to 7 mm in diameter, is presented. Twelve patients of varying ages with OAC up to 72 h in duration, have been treated with Ethisorb(®). Failures were not demonstrated in the form of the creation of an oro-antral fistu…

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