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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
 
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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 105-107

Aspergillosis associated with surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

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Emine Akbas
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.196145

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Surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) is one of the most common orthognathic surgery operations for the treatment of maxillary transverse deficiencies. Although this operation is considered technically simple and has low complication rate, predisposing factors can complicate the postoperative period. In this case report, fistula formation and aspergillosis after SARPE operation were presented.


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