Speech and MRI Results Following Autologous Fat Transplantation to the Velopharynx in Patients With Velopharyngeal Insufficiency.
Conclusions: Autologous fat transplantation to the velopharynx resulted in a significant reduction of the velopharyngeal distance and the velopharyngeal gap area during phonation, as measured by MRI. This was in accordance with a significant improvement in nasal turbulence. However, hypernasality and audible nasal emission did not change significantly and could not be correlated to the MRI findings.
from the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Posted on May 18, 2011, in Research and tagged cleft palate, fat transplantation, magnetic resonance imaging, perceptual speech evaluation, velopharyngeal insufficiency. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.