Correlation between velopharyngeal closure and nasopharyngeal dimensions after pharyngeal flap surgery assessed by pressure-flow technique

CONCLUSION: Most patients with large flaps presented adequate velopharyngeal closure during speech. However, the findings show that the velopharyngeal orifice area during breathing is not a good predictor of the effectiveness of the pharyngeal flap for speech.

from Revista de Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia

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