A rationale for modifying the site of insertion of the orticochea pharyngoplasty.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Riski, JE; Serafin, D; Riefkohl, R; Georgiade, GS; Georgiade, NG

Published Date

  • June 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 73 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 882 - 894

PubMed ID

  • 6728940

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-1052

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006534-198406000-00003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States