Cleft oronasal fistula: a review of treatment results and a surgical management algorithm proposal.

@article{Diah2007CleftOF,
  title={Cleft oronasal fistula: a review of treatment results and a surgical management algorithm proposal.},
  author={Enrina Diah and Lun-Jou Lo and Claudia Yun and Ruby Ching-Ying Wang and Luh Karunia Wahyuni and Yu-Ray Chen},
  journal={Chang Gung medical journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={529-37}
}
BACKGROUND Oronasal fistulas (ONF) following cleft palate repair are commonly encountered and remain a challenging problem. With reported recurrence rates between 33% and 37%, this urges us to critically evaluate the current treatment and propose a surgical management protocol. METHODS A retrospective study of patients treated for ONF by a single surgeon between 1995 and 2005 was performed. Data regarding cleft type, age at palate repair, complications, location and size of fistula, tissue… CONTINUE READING