Levator repositioning and palatal lengthening for submucous clefts.


Submucous clefts of the palate may present with velopharyngeal incompetence (VPI) or a history of recurrent otitis media. Many surgeons have favored a pharyngeal flap as primary treatment of the velopharyngeal incompetence associated with this disorder. The increasing number of case reports of sleep apnea and airway compromise associated with pharyngeal… (More)