Arch Craniofac Surg.  2014 Aug;15(2):105-108. 10.7181/acfs.2014.15.2.105.

Half-and-Half Palatoplasty

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. rhie@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

A 14-month-old child was diagnosed with a Veau Class II cleft palate. Von Langenbeck palatoplasty was performed for the right palate, and V-Y pushback palatoplasty was performed for the left palate. The child did not have a special problem during the surgery, and the authors were able to elongate the cleft by 10 mm. Contrary to preoperative concerns regarding the hybrid use of palatoplasties, the uvula and midline incisions remained balanced in the middle. The authors named this combination method "half-and-half palatoplasty" and plan to conduct a long-term follow up study as a potential solution that minimizes the complications of palatoplasty.

Keyword

Cleft palate; Congenital abnormalities; Craniofacial abnormalities; Surgery

MeSH Terms

Child
Cleft Palate
Congenital Abnormalities
Craniofacial Abnormalities
Humans
Infant
Palate
Uvula
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