Obstructive Sleep Apnea after Pharyngeal Flap Surgery for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency in Cleft Patients
1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
We investigated the incidence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea in cleft patients who underwent pharyngeal flap surgery for velopharyngeal insufficiency at long-term postoperatively and determined the effect of age at PFS on them. OSA is one of the most serious complications of PFS.1 Many authors investigated OSA in cleft patients after PFS. To our knowledge, there has been little literature on OSA with a longer follow up after PFS in cleft patients.
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