Title:
Surgery of the cleft palate: repair using the operating microscope with radical muscle retropositioning – the GOStA approach
Authors:
B. C. Sommerlad
Institutions:
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK
Keywords:
Cleft palate; intravelar veloplasty; velar musculature; operating microscope
Pages:
32 - 34
Abstract:
Surgery of the cleft palate: repair using the operating microscope with radical muscle retropositioning – the GOStA approach. The aim of cleft palate surgery is to minimise damage which results in impaired maxillary growth, and to maximise outcome in terms of velopharyngeal function. Techniques developed by the author, building on work by Centre (GOStA) appears to offer one way of achieving these aims. However, the learning curve is long.Andrew’s
Issue:
Suppl. 4, 2006


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Surgery of the cleft palate: repair using the operating microscope with radical muscle retropositioning – the GOStA approach