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Through-and-through dissection of the soft palate for high pharyngeal flap inset: a new technique for the treatment of velopharyngeal incompetence in velocardiofacial syndrome.

Authors
  • Arneja, Jugpal S
  • Hettinger, Patrick
  • Gosain, Arun K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2008
Volume
122
Issue
3
Pages
845–852
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181811a83
PMID: 18766049
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The present report demonstrates restoration of velopharyngeal competence in a consecutive series of patients with velocardiofacial syndrome who presented with severe velopharyngeal incompetence. We attribute this outcome to the development of a reliable technique for high inset of the pharyngeal flap using through-and-through dissection of the soft palate, enabling direct visualization of flap placement.

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