Title

Repair of an Untreated Cleft Palate in an Adult Using a Prefabricated Radial Forearm Flap.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1997

Abstract

The untreated isolated cleft of the palate in an adult is rarely encountered today. It can also be difficult to close using conventional techniques because of the disparity between the extremely wide cleft and the paucity of available local tissues. One possible solution is a thin radial forearm free flap. If used as a bilaminar flap prefabricated by placement of a skin graft on its fascial undersurface at an initial stage, both the requisite nasal lining and oral mucosa can simultaneously be introduced to close the palate. This maneuver may reduce the potential for late flap contracture and avoids cumbersome methods for immobilizing a skin graft if this were attempted after flap transfer.

Volume

38

Issue

1

First Page

69

Last Page

73

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

9015543

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article