Peter D Witt

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The pathological entity of the buried penis occurs most commonly in children and is usually managed by urologists. Its presentation in the adult population may invoke plastic surgery expertise. The pathophysiology of buried penis in the adult is entirely distinct from that in children, and management principles may be complicated. Many plastic surgeons are(More)
Velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) resulting from an adynamic or hypodynamic velopharynx is an unusual pathology that poses vexing management problems for the Cleft Palate team. Correction of VPD has the potential for airway compromise. Endoscopically, this pathology is recognized by a large velopharyngeal (VP) gap size, which demonstrates little or no(More)
There are no reports in the literature that document the effectiveness of sphincter pharyngoplasty as a surgical alternative to pharyngeal flap for management of velopharyngeal dysfunction in patients with velocardiofacial syndrome. A retrospective review of patients with velocardiofacial syndrome was undertaken at our tertiary cleft care centre. All(More)
This report describes postoperative airway compromise following sphincter pharyngoplasty (SP) for treatment of post-palatoplasty velopharyngeal dysfunction. A retrospective review of 58 SPs performed for post-palatoplasty velopharyngeal dysfunction, on 30 male, and 28 female patients, over a 5-year study period was undertaken at a tertiary referral academic(More)
The purpose of this two-part study was to evaluate the safety of surgical management of speech production disorders in patients with velocardiofacial syndrome without preoperative cervical vascular imaging studies. Anomalous internal carotid arteries have been shown to be a frequent feature of velocardiofacial syndrome. These vessels pose a potential risk(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the ability of palatal lift prostheses to stimulate the neuromuscular activity of the velopharynx. Nasendoscopic evaluations were audio-videotaped preprosthetic and postprosthetic management for 25 patients who underwent placement of a palatal lift prosthesis for velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD). These(More)
Radiation-induced skin injury has been reported for multiple fluoroscopic procedures. Previous studies have indicated that prolonged fluoroscopic exposure during even a single percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may lead to cutaneous radiation injury. We document a novel case of deep muscle damage requiring wide local debridement and muscle flap(More)
Van der Woude syndrome (VWS) is an autosomal dominant craniofacial disorder with high penetrance and variable expression. Its clinical features are variably expressed, but include cleft lip and/or cleft palate, lip pits and hypodontia. All VWS families studied to date map the disease gene to a < 2 cM region of chromosome 1q32, with no evidence of locus(More)
The kleeblattschädel deformity is a rare craniofacial condition typified by its trilobed, cloverleaf skull. The pathophysiology of this process is controversial. The morphologic, radiographic, and histologic abnormalities identified in the cranial base of an 18-gestational-week fetus with kleeblattschädel skull have not been described previously. Recently,(More)