Modifications of the Furlow palatoplasty (six- and seven-flap palatoplasties)

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Objective: To assess and compare the Furlow palatoplasty, a modified Furlow palatoplasty, and traditional palatoplasty methods. Design: A retrospective analysis of the results. Main Outcome Measures: Cases were evaluated for operating time and complications, including oronasal fistula and blood loss. Results: There were no fistulas in any of the 19 patients who were included in our study. The modified Furlow palatoplasty was found to increase operating time and blood loss. Conclusion: The use of the modified Furlow palatoplasty is feasible in select cases; however, this technique increases operating time and blood loss, which must be balanced against the theoretical advantages of increased palatal function with the Furlow palatoplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1101-1104
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume121
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1995

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