"Velopharyngeal Insufficiency" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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Failure of the SOFT PALATE to reach the posterior pharyngeal wall to close the opening between the oral and nasal cavities. Incomplete velopharyngeal closure is primarily related to surgeries (ADENOIDECTOMY; CLEFT PALATE) or an incompetent PALATOPHARYNGEAL SPHINCTER. It is characterized by hypernasal speech.
- Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
- Insufficiency, Velopharyngeal
- Palatopharyngeal Incompetence
- Incompetence, Palatopharyngeal
- Velopharyngeal Incompetence
- Incompetence, Velopharyngeal
- Inadequate Velopharyngeal Closure
- Velopharyngeal Closures, Inadequate
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Velopharyngeal Insufficiency" by people in Profiles.
Efficacy of speech aid prostheses for acquired defects of the soft palate and velopharyngeal inadequacy--clinical assessments and cephalometric analysis: a Memorial Sloan-Kettering Study. Head Neck. 2005 Mar; 27(3):195-207.