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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.123, No.7, p.491–495, 2022

Title: Evaluation of patients after different types of secondary cleft palate repair

Abstract: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate results of four different surgical approaches to palatoplasty and to demonstrate which type showed the lowest number of cases with the need for secondary surgeries. The results of 227 patients who underwent cleft palate surgical repair over a 13-year period (2000–2012) were included. The incidence rates of oronasal fistula, velopharyngeal insufficiency with the need of pharyngeal flap and pharyngoplasty were examined. The need for revision surgery was found in 48 patients (21.1 %). A significantly higher rate of cases with the need for secondary correction was found in patients with a complete cleft (44 %) as compared to patients with incomplete cleft palate (9.8 %). A higher percentage for additional surgery was noted after the Bardach procedure (50 %) as opposed to the lower revision rate after Veau-Wardill-Kilner (22.8 %) and Furlow (17.6 %). After the von Langenbeck procedure, the need for revision eventuated only in 5.5 % of cases. It is important to mention that there were no significant differences in the incidence of secondary surgery between the patients with cleft palate with or without the presence of Pierre Robin sequence. Neither there was observed a significant difference in the incidence of additional surgery between male and female patients. However, a higher need for pharyngeal flap was noted in the female group (Tab. 8, Ref. 38).

Keywords: complications after palatoplasty, cleft repair techniques, Pierre Robin sequence, pharyngeal flap
Published online: 07-Jun-2022
Year: 2022, Volume: 123, Issue: 7 Page From: 491, Page To: 495

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