This video depicts the Furlow palatoplasty. In this surgery, the muscle of the soft palate is reoriented so that the soft palate is longer and can therefore touch the back wall of the throat more easily. This flap is most often used for children with a submucosal cleft palate and VPI where there was mis-orientation of the muscles from birth and where, when the muscles are re-oriented, the palate itself will lengthen to be able to form a seal with the back wall with speech.
Video posted with thanks to S. Karger AG, Medical and Scientific Publishers
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