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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P080 Soft Palate Reconstruction Using the CAP Modification of the Radial Forearm Flap: An Assessment of Functional Outcomes

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):882. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.882-a

Objective: To report prospectively collected aeromechanical, acoustical, and perceptual speech outcomes for soft palate reconstructions using the complete closure of the adynamic portion of the soft palate (CAP) modification of the radial forearm free flap.

Design: Prospective case series.

Setting: Tertiary referral teaching center.

Patients: Nine patients with soft palate defects of 75% or greater were included in the study.

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