Early Cleft Palate Repair by a Modified Technique Without Relaxing Incisions

Karim Ahmed Sakran, Jiayi Yin, Renjie Yang, Sadam Ahmed Elayah, Khaled Alkebsi, Shiming Zhang, Yan Wang, Bing Shi & Hanyao Huang
ObjectiveThis study sought to evaluate a modified palatoplasty technique (MPT) concerning the postoperative outcomes and associated influencing factors.DesignA retrospective cohort study.Participants and settingOne hundred forty-three consecutive patients with non-syndromic cleft palate, who received MPT before one year of age within an oral and maxillofacial surgery department of a university-affiliated tertiary hospital between 2011-2017, were reviewed.Main measuresThe postoperative wound healing and velopharyngeal function (VPF) were the primary outcome measures. The sex, age at surgery, cleft type,...
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