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October 23, 1926

THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF CLEFT PALATE: A NEW METHOD WHICH IS PRIMARILY A RECONSTRUCTIVE APPLICATION OF PARTS OF MANY OLD OPERATIVE PROCEDURES REVISED TO FORM WHAT IS IN EFFECT A NEW OPERATION

JAMA. 1926;87(17):1379-1384. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680170033011
Abstract

Before attempting to describe as a new method uranoplastic operative steps which, as stated in the title, are really a reassembling of many old and well known operations in such manner as to form what is in effect a new method of cleft palate treatment, I desire to acknowledge the obligation that is due to many predecessors in this work

Chiefly among these are Sir William Ferguson and J. Ewing Mears, who was followed by Roe of Philadelphia, both of whom did much to improve Ferguson's bone flap operation; also von Langenbeck and Warren, whose mucoperiosteal methods of palate fissure closure probably have given greater satisfaction thus far than any other types of uranostaphylorrhaphy in accomplishing successful postoperative results in this and other countries, and Dr. Charles Mayo, whose enclosing band tension suture suggested the plan of a similar tension suture, differently applied.

Other operative procedures have been described by

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