Perioperative airway complications following pharyngeal flap palatoplasty.

  title={Perioperative airway complications following pharyngeal flap palatoplasty.},
  author={Maria T. Pena and Sukgi S. Choi and Michael J. Boyajian and George H Zalzal},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={109 9},
This study was performed to determine the incidence and types of perioperative airway complications after pharyngeal flap palatoplasty. We conducted a retrospective chart review of 88 patients who underwent correction of velopharyngeal insufficiency between April 30, 1983, and April 30, 1997, in a tertiary care hospital. Some degree of airway obstruction developed in 7 patients. One child developed laryngobronchospasm and required immediate endotracheal intubation. He was successfully extubated… CONTINUE READING


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