To the Editor.—We would like to congratulate Drs Goldsmith and Price for a superb article.1 We have also used compound pharyngeal myocutaneous flaps for reconstruction after oral pharyngeal (base-of-tongue, tonsil, and soft palate) composite resections. Our results have been excellent and were reported elsewhere.2,3 We chose the term velopharyngoplasty, since this was the name coined in the French-language medical literature4 to describe this procedure. With Drs Goldsmith and Price's report added to the medical literature, we feel this technique should be given serious consideration for the reconstruction of these defects.
KAVANAGH KT, HINKLE W. Compound Pharyngeal Myocutaneous Flap. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(5):633. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860290091024