• Letter comments on: Time course of improvement after re-repair procedure for VPI management

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    We read with much interest this paper regarding speech improvement after palate re-repair.1 This technique has been developed and pioneered by Sommerlad and has been used for primary palate repairs and secondary speech improving surgeries in our centre since the mid-1990s.2-5 The technique has been widely adopted in the UK6-8 and internationally.9-17 Sommerlad's practice has been to recommend follow-up six months postoperatively, which Ahmed et al describe as arbitrary.
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