Evaluation of two palate repair techniques for the surgical management of velopharyngeal insufficiency.

@article{Woo2014EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of two palate repair techniques for the surgical management of velopharyngeal insufficiency.},
  author={Albert S. Woo and Gary Skolnick and Neil S Sachanandani and Lynn Marty Grames},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={134 4},
  pages={
          588e-96e
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Furlow palatoplasty is commonly used for the correction of velopharyngeal insufficiency in cleft patients. An alternative procedure is introduced involving a single Z-plasty with overlapping intravelar veloplasty (Woo palatoplasty). This study compared the results of both techniques in the correction of velopharyngeal insufficiency. METHODS After institutional review board approval, a retrospective chart review was performed of all patients who had undergone secondary… CONTINUE READING
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