Velopharyngeal function after microsurgical reconstruction of lateral and superior oropharyngeal defects.

@article{Kimata2002VelopharyngealFA,
  title={Velopharyngeal function after microsurgical reconstruction of lateral and superior oropharyngeal defects.},
  author={Yoshihiro Kimata and Kiyotaka Uchiyama and Minoru Sakuraba and Satoshi Ebihara and R Hayashi and Tatsumasa Haneda and Testuro Onitsuka and Takahiro Asakage and Takashi Nakatsuka and Kiyonori Harii},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2002},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={1037-42}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Defects of the lateral and superior oropharyngeal wall are difficult to reconstruct because of their complicated anatomy and the possibility of causing velopharyngeal incompetence. The objective was to investigate problems of reconstruction and postoperative velopharyngeal function. STUDY DESIGN Defects were classified into three types (I, II, and III) according to their extent. Four operative procedures were performed: the Patch, Jump, Denude, and Gehanno methods, which… CONTINUE READING
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