Results of speech improvement following simultaneous push-back together with velopharyngeal flap surgery in cleft palate patients.

@article{Wermker2014ResultsOS,
  title={Results of speech improvement following simultaneous push-back together with velopharyngeal flap surgery in cleft palate patients.},
  author={Kai Wermker and Henning L{\"u}nenb{\"u}rger and Ulrich Joos and Johannes Kleinheinz and Susanne Jung},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={525-30}
}
OBJECTIVE Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) can be caused by a variety of disorders. The most common cause of VPI is the association with cleft palate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of different surgical techniques for cleft palate patients with VPI: (1) velopharyngoplasty with an inferiorly based posterior pharyngeal flap (VPP posterior, Schönborn-Rosenthal), and (2) combination of VPP posterior and push-back operation (Dorrance). PATIENTS AND METHODS 41 subjects… CONTINUE READING

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