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Place an additional suture at both corners of the flap

Do not tie them yet!!

Flap has to be positioned through the incision into the “flap bed” of the soft palate

The operation can be done without major blood loss – immediate feeding post-operatively, initially with clear fluid

Flap

The darker tissue seen between the forceps is the velopharyngeal flap (presents always slightly darker) (arrow)

VAN DER MERWE AEA, BÜTOW K-W. Post-operative speech evaluation after velopharyngeal flap reconstruction in cleft palate. J Dent Res, 1995: 74 [3]; 1024 (129).

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