Palatoplasty for bilateral oblique cleft of the soft palate accompanied by Tessier number 5·7 cleft

Yumiko Uchikawa, Hisao Ogata, Noriko Aramaki, Junpei Miyamoto, Tatsuo Nakajima

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Craniofacial cleft is a rare congenital deformity in which there are fissures of a facial structure classified by Tessier. A palatoplasty to reconstruct the muscle sling and to close the cleft of the velum was performed. Acceptable postoperative appearance of the velum was seen after 6 months. Although further follow-up is still needed for velopharyngeal function, this case report provides details of the anatomical deformities and our surgical approach to this atypical bilateral cleft palate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar



  • Atypical cleft palate
  • Craniofacial cleft
  • Muscle sling
  • Palatoplasty
  • Tessier 5·7 cleft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oral Surgery

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