Width of cleft palate and postoperative palatal fistula--do they correlate?

  title={Width of cleft palate and postoperative palatal fistula--do they correlate?},
  author={M. Alam Parwaz and Ramesh Kumar Sharma and Atul Parashar and Vipul Nanda and Gautam Biswas and Surinder Singh Makkar},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  volume={62 12},
This study was conducted to evaluate any correlation between the measured width of cleft palates and postoperative fistula formation. Prospective study design was used where 43 consecutive cases of patients with cleft lip and palate or isolated palate who underwent cleft palate repair in an institution were observed. A preoperative or peroperative dental impression of the upper jaw was taken for the measurement of various cleft parameters. Palatoplasty was done using the Von-Langenbeck… CONTINUE READING
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