T. Schuster, J. Rustemeyer, A. Bremerich, L. Günther, K. Schwenzer-Zimmerer
Abstract:The evaluation of therapy concepts for children suffering from cleft palate is an enormous challenge in modern oral and maxillofacial surgery and related disciplines. In the present retrospective survey 1300 patients having clefts, including the soft palate, were studied with special regard to speech improvement operations. Nine hundred fifty four patients had a cleft lip, alveolus and palate and 346 patients only isolated cleft palate. In 25.6% of the patients it was necessary to perform a secondary velophary…
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