A modified gag for cleft palate repair

B C Sommerlad, F V Mehendale

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A number of modifications of the tongue blade of the Dott mouth gag for cleft palate surgery are described and illustrated. These modifications facilitate cleft palate surgery, especially on small infants and patients with micrognathia, as well as surgery under the microscope and also reduce the risk of compression of the endotracheal tube.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-4
Number of pages2
JournalBritish journal of plastic surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2000


  • Cleft Palate
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Mouth Protectors
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Journal Article


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