ABC's of the Cleft Palate Fri, Sep 20 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Palatoplasty techniques can vary widely from center to center, and across patient types. The goal of this panel course is to review the indications for cleft palate repair including the relative advantages and disadvantages of various techniques in palate repair and adjunctive procedures. Learners will review straight-line repair, Furlow repair, and the use of buccal fat and buccal myomucosal flaps.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. List the advantages for the Furlow technique in palatoplasty;
  2. Outline key steps in performing varying types of palate repairs;
  3. Discuss the indications for buccal myomucousal flaps in palate repair.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.