Executive Editor: Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

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

Midface - Palatoalveolar, complex injury - Observation

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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 observation alone is unlikely to be a good choice.

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