Long-term results of the island flap palatal pushback.

  title={Long-term results of the island flap palatal pushback.},
  author={Edward A. Luce and Michael A McClinton and J E Hoopes},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={58 3},
We analyzed all 104 island flap pushback palatal repairs done through our Facial Rehabilitation Clinic in the period from 1965 to 1971. The results were compared to those in a group of 109 standard pushback repairs. The island flap group had a higher incidence of operative complications, of velopharyngeal insufficiency, and of secondary procedures to… CONTINUE READING