Technical Details of Rotation Palatoplasty in Patients With Veau 1 Cleft Palate

Yuce S., Kahraman A., Isik D.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.25, no.5, pp.1862-1863, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000000970
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1862-1863
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


In cleft palate repair, elongation of the cleft toward the posterior is critically important to prevent velopharyngeal insufficiency. The purpose of many cleft palate repair techniques has been to ensure this elongation. Rotational palatoplasty is a recent cleft palate repair technique. In this technique, the soft palate is transformed into a rotational flap to allow the palate to elongate in patients with a cleft palate. This technique, which is used in all types of cleft palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency, is easy to use, practical, and efficient, especially in patients with a Veau 1 cleft palate. The aim of this study was to explain the technical details of the rotation palatoplasty technique in Veau 1 cleft palate with the aid of figures.