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A retrospective study was undertaken to assess speech outcomes in patients undergoing Furlow palatoplasty. Since 1994, the authors have used the position of the levator veli palatini musculature to determine type of surgical intervention recommended for the management of velopharyngeal insufficiency. Furlow palatoplasty has been used in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the impact of adenotonsillectomy on quality of life (QOL) in children with obstructive sleep disorders (OSDs) before and after surgery. DESIGN Prospective, observational, before-and-after trial. SETTING Seven tertiary pediatric otolaryngology practices. PATIENTS Convenience sample of 101 children (mean age, 6.2 years) with(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the speech outcomes and complications in children who had undergone sphincter pharyngoplasty (SP) for management of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. METHODS Charts from patients who had sphincter pharyngoplasty between January 1993 and June 1996 were reviewed. Syndrome diagnosis and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the spectrum of pediatric tongue lesions treated surgically at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center from January 1990 to December 1999. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective case-series at the pediatric hospital of a tertiary care, academic medical center. RESULTS Seventeen patients were identified. Their ages ranged from 1 to 132(More)
Hemangiomas are the most common neoplastic growth affecting the pediatric airway. The expected natural history includes a period of rapid growth followed by spontaneous involution. These patients often require treatment of the hemangioma in order to avoid the consequences of airway obstruction. In contrast, vascular malformations do not undergo spontaneous(More)
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