Reconstruction of an idiopathic hemipalatal hypoplasia: report of a case

L. M. Lee, Y. Q. Deng, P. K.T. Chen, Y. M. Zhu, X. Liang

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Idiopathic hemipalatal hypoplasia is rare and leads to speech problems and the regurgitation of fluids, and the reconstruction of asymmetrical velopharyngeal incompetence is a challenge to the cleft surgeon. We present a case in a 5-year-old boy, and introduce the one-stage surgical technique that we used to resolve it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


  • hemipalatal hypoplasia
  • speech
  • velopharyngeal incompetence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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