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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/01.PRS.0000085598.26409.E3
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The Use of the Operating Microscope for Cleft Palate Repair and Pharyngoplasty

Sommerlad, Brian C. M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S.

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Since 1991, the author has used the operating microscope for all palate and pharyngeal operations. There are benefits for the surgeon, who operates in a more comfortable position with reliable lighting and variable magnification; for trainees and operating room staff, who have the same view as the surgeon, either through a teaching arm or on a video screen; and, it is hoped, for the patient, as the anatomy is more clearly displayed and potentially, therefore, more accurately reconstructed.

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