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Intravelar veloplasty: surgical modification according to anatomical defect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1761883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The patient is often left with an oro-nasal fistula after the intravelar veloplasty procedure for the primary closure of the hard and soft palate cleft. The junction between the hard and soft palate is submitted to maximal tension during this procedure and is where the fistula most often occurs. The primary intravelar veloplasty procedure is discussed and 7 surgical modifications are introduced. The aim of these modifications is the prevention of an oro-nasal fistula and each is specifically adapted according to the existing anatomical form and defect of the cleft palate. The surgical modifications are divided into 2 main groups: those based on localised swivel flaps and those based on distant flaps.
K W Bütow; F J Jacobs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0901-5027     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-07     Completed Date:  1992-02-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605826     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-300     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cleft Palate / pathology*,  surgery*
Fistula / prevention & control
Mouth Diseases / prevention & control
Mouth Mucosa / surgery
Nasal Mucosa / surgery
Nasal Septum / surgery
Nose Diseases / prevention & control
Palate, Soft / abnormalities*,  pathology,  surgery*
Periosteum / surgery
Surgical Flaps / methods*,  pathology

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