Vomer Flap Surgery

Vomer flap surgery was used prior to 1975 as a surgical treatment for children with cleft palate. In this procedure, the vomer bone was used to reconstruct the palate and cover the cleft.

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Vomer Flap Surgery - Advantages and Disadvantages
... Few advantages of the vomer flap procedure include the relative simple execution compared to other palatoplasties, amount of surgery time, and similarity between the vomer tissue ... A major disadvantage of the vomer flap surgery is the varying size and visibility of the vomer in different patients ... If the vomer is not visible or too small to cover the cleft, the procedure cannot be done ...

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