Timing of Furlow Palatoplasty for Patients With Submucous Cleft Palate.

BACKGROUND Submucous cleft palate (SMCP) is the most common form of cleft involving the posterior palate, resulting in variable degrees of velar dysfunction and speech disturbance. Although early surgical intervention is indicated for patients with true cleft palate, the indications for palatoplasty and timing of surgical intervention for patients with SMCP… CONTINUE READING