A comparison of speech outcomes using radical intravelar veloplasty or furlow palatoplasty for the treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency associated with occult submucous cleft palate.

@article{Afrooz2015ACO,
  title={A comparison of speech outcomes using radical intravelar veloplasty or furlow palatoplasty for the treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency associated with occult submucous cleft palate.},
  author={Paul Nader Afrooz and Zoe Marie Macisaac and Stephen Alex Rottgers and Matthew I. Ford and Lorelei J. Grunwaldt and Anand Raj Kumar},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={
          182-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND The safety, efficacy, and direct comparison of various surgical treatments for velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) associated with occult submucous cleft palate (OSMCP) are poorly characterized. The aim of this study was to report and analyze the safety and efficacy of Furlow palatoplasty (FP) versus radical intravelar veloplasty (IVV) for treatment of VPI associated with OSMCP. METHODS A retrospective review of one institution's experience treating VPI associated with OSMCP using… CONTINUE READING
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