The use of the operating microscope for cleft palate repair and pharyngoplasty.

@article{Sommerlad2003TheUO,
  title={The use of the operating microscope for cleft palate repair and pharyngoplasty.},
  author={Brian C Sommerlad},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={1540-1}
}
Since 1991, the author has used the operating microscope for all palate and pharyngeal operations. There are benefits for the surgeon, who operates in a more comfortable position with reliable lighting and variable magnification; for trainees and operating room staff, who have the same view as the surgeon, either through a teaching arm or on a video screen; and, it is hoped, for the patient, as the anatomy is more clearly displayed and potentially, therefore, more accurately reconstructed.