Transverse mucoperiosteal flap inset by rotation for cleft palate repair: technique and outcomes.

@article{ChapmanJackson2014TransverseMF,
  title={Transverse mucoperiosteal flap inset by rotation for cleft palate repair: technique and outcomes.},
  author={Emme D Chapman-Jackson and Devan Griner and Mark A. Brzezienski},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={
          S90-3
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Cleft palate is a relatively common deformity with various techniques described for its repair. Most techniques address the hard palate portion of the cleft with bilateral mucoperiosteal flaps transposed to the midline. This results in superimposed, linear closure layers directly over the cleft and may predispose the repair to oronasal fistula formation. This report details an alternative technique of flap rotation with an outcome analysis. METHODS A retrospective chart analysis… CONTINUE READING
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