Patient With Cleft Maxillary Hypoplasia Who Underwent Distraction Osteogenesis and Conservative Therapies to Postoperative Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

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Abstract

The authors performed distraction osteogenesis using The Maxillary Distractor System (SYNTHES) to maxillary hypoplasia patient with cleft lip palate, and consequently improved the aesthetic complexion of the patient. Velopharyngeal insufficiency developed after bone elongation; the authors improved the insufficiency with conservative therapies such as articulatory training using the bulb attached palatal lift prosthesis. The authors were successful and accepted postoperative speech outcome.

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