咽頭弁形成術後児の鼻咽腔閉鎖機能と健康調査 [in Japanese] Veropharyngeal Competence and General Health Conditions After Pharyngeal Flap Construction in Cleft Palete Children [in Japanese]
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Twenty-four children with a cleft palate who were evaluated as veropharyngeally incompetent underwent pharyngeal flap construction because of speech therapy failure. Veropharyngeal competence and general health conditions were assessed more than one year after pharyngeal flap construction in 9 of the 24 children. Their veropharyngeal incompetence had completely healed, and they had no sleep apnea, athough they had exhibited mild snoring postoperatively. Their height and body weight development were not disturbed by pharyngeal flap construction.
- Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Japan
Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Japan 25(2), 56-59, 2004-12-01
Japan Society for Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology