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Treatment of Velopharyngeal Incompetence by the Furlow Z‐Plasty
Velopharyngeal incompetence occurs in approximately 25% of cases after primary palatoplasty. There is controversy regarding the best method of surgical management of velopharyngeal incompetence.Expand
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Speech Results After Repair of the Cleft Soft Palate
The purpose of this study was to investigate the speech results of five different techniques of repair of only the cleft soft palate and also to assess the effect of timing of repair on speechExpand
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Velopharyngeal incompetence after adenotonsillectomy in non-cleft patients.
This report discusses 15 non-cleft palate children who developed velopharyngeal incompetence (VPI) after adenotonsillectomy. Eight boys and 7 girls with a mean age of 6.2 years (range 4.3-11 years)Expand
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Are children with clefts underweight for age at the time of primary surgery?
Children with clefts, especially those with a cleft palate, have an impaired sucking mechanism and are therefore prone to nutritional problems. This study was undertaken to determine whether childrenExpand
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Repair of Unilateral Cleft Lip: A Comparison of Five Techniques
Repair of unilateral cleft lip is a challenging procedure with no single technique satisfactory for all types of unilateral cleft deformity. This study compares retrospectively five techniques ofExpand
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The modified Z-plasty for unilateral cleft lip repair.
In 1965 Davies described a Z-plasty technique for the repair of a unilateral cleft lip. The technique has been modified so that the scars are more aesthetically placed and the orbicularis muscleExpand
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Caveats for the Use of Suspension Sutures
Suspension sutures may be considered a method for elevating ptotic tissue. This method often uses a limited access incision, and commonly is used in cosmetic surgery. The caveats for the techniqueExpand
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Are children with clefts underweight for age at the time of primary surgery
Children with clefts, especially those with a cleft palate, have an impaired sucking mechanism and are therefore prone to nutritional problems. This study was undertaken to determine whether childrenExpand