[Submucous cleft palate--an often late diagnosed malformation].


BACKGROUND Submucous cleft palate (SMCP) is often diagnosed very late and can cause velopharyngeal insufficiency with open nasal speech and Eustachian tube dysfunction. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 106 patients (100 children, 6 adults) who had been surgically treated for SMCP was made. Age of diagnosis, physician who initially diagnosed the SMCP… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1234044


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