Incidence of cleft palate fistula: an institutional experience with two-stage palatal repair.

@article{Muzaffar2001IncidenceOC,
  title={Incidence of cleft palate fistula: an institutional experience with two-stage palatal repair.},
  author={Arshad R. Muzaffar and Henry Steve Byrd and Rod J. Rohrich and Donnell F. Johns and Danielle Leblanc and Samuel J Beran and Craig Anderson and A Papaioannou aA},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 6},
  pages={1515-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of cleft palatal fistula in a series of nonsyndromic children treated at the authors' institution. This retrospective analysis of 103 patients with cleft palate treated by five surgeons between 1982 and 1995 includes 60 boys and 33 girls, whose median age was 18.4 months at the time of surgery. The median length of follow-up was 4.9 years after primary palatoplasty. Cleft palatal fistula was defined as a failure of healing or a breakdown… CONTINUE READING

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