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Palatoglossal flap: A novel approach to cover herniated fat during tonsillectomy

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April 1, 2012
by Parker A. Velargo, MD and Jerome W. Thompson, MD

Although herniation of parapharyngeal fat into the tonsillar fossa during a tonsillectomy is uncommon, such deftects need to be closed when they occur. One approach is to use a local flap for repair.

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