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palatoplasty

 [pal´ah-to-plas″te]
plastic reconstruction of the palate, such as to repair a cleft palate. See also staphyloplasty and palatorrhaphy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pal·a·to·plas·ty

(pal'ă-tō-plas'tē),
Surgery of the palate to restore form and function.
[palato- + G. plassō, to form]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

palatoplasty

(păl′ə-tə-plăs′tē)
n.
Surgery of the palate to restore form and function.
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palatoplasty

ENT Surgery performed on the hard and/or soft palate to correct a structural or functional defect, usually, a cleft palate, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pal·a·to·plas·ty

(pal'ă-tō-plas-tē)
Surgery of the palate to restore form and function.
Synonym(s): staphyloplasty, uranoplasty.
[palato- + G. plassō, to form]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pal·a·to·plas·ty

(pal'ă-tō-plas-tē)
Surgery of palate to restore form and function.
[palato- + G. plassō, to form]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Results with Furlow palatoplasty in management of velopharyngeal insufficiency.
In a 2013 study by Marzetti et al, success rates for anterior palatoplasty and the uvulopalatal flap procedure were 86 and 84%, respectively.16 The authors reported lower pain scores in the palatoplasty group.
(20-25) In contrast, there is significant evidence that palatoplasty alone is adequate treatment for VPI.
In conclusion, considering the medical orientation on the need to remove the pacifier-sucking habit when the child is submitted to palatoplasty, due to the difference of adaptability and muscular functions in the postoperative period, the present findings reflect such advice, revealing lower prevalence of pacifier sucking and higher prevalence of other oral habits, supposedly a substitution of habits.
Children who have had a palatoplasty for a cleft palate may present with a narrowing of the posterior airway, placing them at an increased risk of OSAS (Rose et al., 2002).
Macroglossia following palatoplasty causing upper airway obstruction: Case report.
After consultations with vets, Lavelle decided to buy Wintertime outright, send him to his daughter Emma as she started out on the training ladder near Andover, Hampshire - and to get a palatoplasty operation performed on his palate to clear the blockage.
(20) compared the effectiveness of anterior palatoplasty, Cahali's lateral pharyngoplasty and ESP techniques.
Non-operated cleft lip and palate (CLP) and velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) after primary palatoplasty, can result in unwanted communication between the oral and nasal cavities causing speech disorders characterized by hypernasality, nasal air emission and weak intraoral pressure [1,2].
Alveolar extension palatoplasty (AEP) was introduced by Michael H Carstens and the technique proves to be more successful than other local flaps.