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Incongruous movements of the velum and lateral pharyngeal walls.

Authors
  • Shprintzen, R J
  • Rakof, S J
  • Skolnick, M L
  • Lavorato, A S
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Cleft palate journal
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1977
Volume
14
Issue
2
Pages
148–157
Identifiers
PMID: 265193
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Five patients evaluated via multi-view videofluoroscopy were found to have incongruous movements between the velum and lateral aspects of the pharyngeal walls. All five patients had velopharyngeal insufficiency resulting from either absent lateral pharyngeal wall motion in the presence of velar mobility or absent velar mobility in the presence of lateral pharyngeal wall motion. The data indicates that these valving patterns are not rare phenomena of velopharyngeal valving. Treatment by pharyngeal flap or other methods for velopharyngeal insufficiency must be suited to these peculiar valving patterns based on adequate diagnostic information.

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