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.
Posted on July 30, 2010, in Research and tagged Cleft palate/surgery, Nasopharynx, Postoperative period, respiration, Rhinomanometry, speech, Surgical flaps, Velopharyngeal insufficiency/surgery, Velopharyngeal sphincter. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.