Repair of a palatal defect associated with late congenital syphilis using a tongue flap

Housego T. ; Wood R.E. ; Grotepass F. ; Nortje C.J. (1988)


A case is presented outlining the surgical correction of a palatal defect resulting from a gumma using a tongue flap. The defect was successfully closed, and the patient responded well. Speech and deglutition were restored to normal. The manifestations of congenital syphilis are reviewed.

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