Short-stay cleft palate surgery with intraoperative dexamethasone and marcaine.


The perioperative management of cleft palate surgery remains controversial. Early literature supported hospital stays of 2-5 days, but more recent reports have supported 24-hour admissions in carefully screened patients without congenital syndromes. We retrospectively reviewed 65 cleft palate repairs performed by the senior author from August 1992 through… (More)


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