Postoperative Evaluation of Palatoplasty Using the Modified Kaplan Method

Abstract

Bilateral buccal mucosal flaps were used for a pushback operation of the nasal mucosa as well as the oral mucosa. Two flaps from the buccal mucosal areas were inserted into the nasal mucosal raw surface at the hard and soft palatal border to achieve nasal mucosal pushback. Forty-four children with cleft palates were retrospectively studied to investigate… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00595-005-3013-8

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