The quantitative evaluation of palatal elongation after furlow palatoplasty

Guneren E., Uysal O.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.62, no.4, pp.446-450, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: Furlow "double-opposing Z-palatoplasty" (FP) operation lengthens the soft palate by using only soft palate tissues. It is used in cleft palate repair and velopharyngeal incompetence. The aim of this study was to define the importance of the length and ratio of the soft palate elongation after FP.