Buccal fat pad graft in oral and maxillofacial surgery-A review
Keywords:Buccal fat pad, graft, Oroantral fistula, oral sub-mucous fibrosis, resections, reconstructions
Buccal fat pad is much underutilized graft in oral and maxillofacial surgeries. Although, it has been recognized in early seventeenth century, but its use in different conditions as a graft was popularized after mid eighteenth. This article encompasses various aspects of buccal fat pad including its anatomy, development, clinical significance and uses as a graft in much reconstructive procedures in oral and maxillofacial surgery cases e.g. Oroantral fistula, oral sub-mucous fibrosis, resections, reconstructions cases.
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