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Safety of nasal stenting in pharyngeal flap surgery for pediatric velopharyngeal dysfunction.

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Summary of "Safety of nasal stenting in pharyngeal flap surgery for pediatric velopharyngeal dysfunction."

The pharyngeal flap procedure is an effective surgery for velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) yet carries approximately a 3.2% post-operative airway obstruction risk. Life threatening airway compromise occurs in first 24 h post-operatively. Nasopharyngeal airway has been shown to decrease these complications but its routine use is not commonplace. At our centre, surgical technique involves routine placement of bilateral nasopharyngeal airway referred to as nasal stenting. Our objective was to demonstrate safety of nasal stenting for children with VPD undergoing pharyngeal flap surgery.

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Name: International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
ISSN: 1872-8464
Pages: 109804

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