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2019 May

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol



Palatal Sphincter Pharyngoplasty With Cephalic Mucosa Preservation in Selected Cases of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency.



Sphincter pharyngoplasty is a commonly performed procedure for the treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency and is often indicated in patients with circular or coronal closure patterns of the velopharyngeal sphincter. The authors present a modified technique of sphincter pharyngoplasty (partially mucosalized palatal sphincter pharyngoplasty [PMPSP]) in which bilateral superiorly based myomucosal palatopharyngeal flaps were elevated (in a newly designed fashion) and inserted in the palate through preformed palatal tunnels.