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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joms.2003.05.015
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.446-450

Abstract

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.