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Caudally-based single-layer septum-vomer flap for cleft palate closure.

Authors
  • Bütow, K W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1987
Volume
15
Issue
1
Pages
10–13
Identifiers
PMID: 3470309
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The surgical technique using a single-layer caudally-based septum-vomer flap for cleft palate surgery, especially for unilateral cleft lip and palate cases, is described and introduced in this paper. The advantages and disadvantages of this primary technique are discussed and compared with other types of vomer-flap closures for the hard palate. Additionally, a lip flap, for anterior nasal floor closure, is introduced for the uninterrupted closure of the cleft of the premaxilla and palate.

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