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


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