A rationale for modifying the site of insertion of the orticochea pharyngoplasty.
A modification of the insertion level of Orticochea flaps is proposed. The purpose of the modification is to place the pharyngoplasty at a higher site, in the area of attempted velopharyngeal contact. The site of velopharyngeal contact can be identified using lateral radiographic techniques. A success rate of 93 percent was achieved in improved oral-nasal resonance balance when the pharyngoplasty was placed at a site in the nasopharynx.
Riski, JE; Serafin, D; Riefkohl, R; Georgiade, GS; Georgiade, NG
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