Use of the pharyngeal flap in the treatment of congenital velopharyngeal incompetence

Kristin Stueber, Hans R. Wilhelmsen

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Abstract

Seventy-four patients were referred to the senior author because of presumed velopharyngeal incompetence without cleft palate. As a result of an extensive preoperative evaluation that included assessment of articulation patterns, nasal emission, oronasal resonance, and general speech intelligibility, 57 of the 74 patients were selected for a pharyngeal flap procedure. In 54 of the 57 patients (95 percent), the operation corrected inappropriate nasal emission and hypernasality and improved intraoral air pressure to allow normal speech production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume73
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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