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Effect of intravelar veloplasty on velopharyngeal closure assessed by pressure-flow technique

These results showed that intravelar veloplasty led to improvement in velopharyngeal closure in most of the patients studied, consequently decreasing the speech symptoms of VPI.

from Revista de Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia

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