Autologous fat transfer in velopharyngeal insufficiency: indications and results of a 25 procedures series.

@article{Leboulanger2011AutologousFT,
  title={Autologous fat transfer in velopharyngeal insufficiency: indications and results of a 25 procedures series.},
  author={Nicolas Leboulanger and Marion Blanchard and Françoise Denoyelle and Fergal John Glynn and J B Charrier and G. Shreeve11 Roger and Jean-Paul Monteil and E N Garab{\'e}dian},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2011},
  volume={75 11},
  pages={1404-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficiency of autologous fat transfer (AFT/Coleman procedure) in the management of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). SETTINGS Tertiary academic center, retrospective case series over a 4 year period. Pre- and post-speech assessment by a speech pathologist using the Borel-Maisonny scale. PATIENTS AND METHOD Twenty-five (25) procedures were performed on 22 patients during the considered period. Mean age at surgery was 12.4 ± 4.1 years-old. Main associated conditions… CONTINUE READING