Pre- and immediately post-operative images of a very severe cleft palate.

A standard unilateral reflection technique with preserved dorsal palatine artery would have been insufficient to close the deficit, and a bilateral sliding procedure would also have fallen short of creating closure.

Therefore, reflective flaps were created bilaterally and sutured in the midline.

Cleft palate dog at A30 penmellyn Vets St Columb
Cleft palate dog at A30 penmellyn Vets St Columb

If anybody can fix this dog Penmellyn vets can. Always excellent!


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Pebbles had a short stay in with us post spinal surgery and at discharge her lovely lovely owner….

A kiss for Chester

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