Posterior pharyngeal flap for velopharyngeal insufficiency patients: a new technique for flap inset.

@article{Emara2012PosteriorPF,
  title={Posterior pharyngeal flap for velopharyngeal insufficiency patients: a new technique for flap inset.},
  author={Tarek Abdelzaher Emara and Amal Saeed Quriba},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2012},
  volume={122 2},
  pages={260-5}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To describe a modification of the originally described superiorly based pharyngeal flap as a secondary operation to correct velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) in patients with nonsyndromic repaired cleft palate. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical trial at university medical center. METHODS Twenty-six patients with VPI after cleft palate repair underwent a modified posterior pharyngeal flap procedure. Patients with submucous cleft palate or associated with syndromic VPI… CONTINUE READING