volume 41, issue 2, P135-139 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.06.005
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Bilal Al-Nawas, Susanne Wriedt, Jennifer Reinhard, Annerose Keilmann, Heiner Wehrbein, Wilfried Wagner

Abstract: Comparative studies on timing of palatoplasty are rare. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to compare the influence of early (<14 months) and later (>14 months) one-step closure of the soft and hard palate on early complications. All non-syndromic patients from 1999 to 2009 were included; 6-14 months n = 41 and 15-24 months n = 53. Each palatoplasty was performed as a single-step procedure using bipedicled flaps by a team of two Maxillofacial Surgeons either supervising or operating. The surgeon wa…

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