Statico-dynamic palatopharyngoplasty with transmitted dynamism--a new technique.

  • Prerana Ghosh
  • Published 1983 in Papua and New Guinea medical journal


A new operation, 'Statico-dynamic palatopharyngoplasty with transmitted dynamism', is described for correction of rhinolalia aperta and nasal regurgitation in palato-pharyngeal incompetence. This is a simple one-stage operation and, besides offering good speech correction, prevents nasal regurgitation. The principle involves imparting dynamism to the conventional static posterior pharyngeal flap, based superiorly, by a muscle sling created by transplanting the palatopharyngeus/salpingopharyngeus complex. This mechanism brings about dynamic competence in the palato-pharyngeal mechanism.

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@article{Ghosh1983StaticodynamicPW, title={Statico-dynamic palatopharyngoplasty with transmitted dynamism--a new technique.}, author={Prerana Ghosh}, journal={Papua and New Guinea medical journal}, year={1983}, volume={26 2}, pages={136-8} }