The key to any palatoplasty is ample dissection and tension-free closure. The levator veli palatini muscle must be released from the hard palate and reapproximated and anastomosed with its opposite pedicle. Traditional use of the bipedicle flap technique involves a standard intravelar veloplasty. The combination of double-reversing Z-plasties with a bipedicle flap has the potential advantage of better speech results. This technique has not been described in reviewed literature; however, as with all cleft techniques, most modifications are combinations of previously described techniques.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery