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In the setting of submucous cleft with associated VPI, numerous procedures have been employed for surgical correction, including pharyngeal flaps, V-Y pushback palatoplasty, minimal incision palatopharyngoplasty, and Furlow Z-palatoplasty.
Poswillo D: The pathogenesis of submucous cleft palate.
An audiogram should be obtained whenever an open or submucous cleft palate (or bifid uvula) is found, or if Stickler's syndrome is being considered.
A submucous cleft palate, notching of the uvula, large palatal blood vessels, and poor lateral wall movement can be identified.
Health visitors may pick up late-diagnosed palate babies or those with submucous cleft palates.