Maria Inês Pegoraro-Krook

Viviane Cristina de Castro Marino2
José Roberto Pereira Lauris1
Aveliny Mantovan Lima-Gregio1
2Viviane Cristina de Castro Marino
1José Roberto Pereira Lauris
1Aveliny Mantovan Lima-Gregio
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Most patients who have undergone resection of the maxillae due to benign or malignant tumors in the palatomaxillary region present with speech and swallowing disorders. Coupling of the oral and nasal cavities increases nasal resonance, resulting in hypernasality and unintelligible speech. Prosthodontic rehabilitation of maxillary resections with effective(More)
BACKGROUND The size control of velopharyngeal opening is an important variable for the acoustic profile characterization of hypernasal speech. AIM To investigate frequency spectral aspects of F1, F2, F3, nasal formant (FN) and anti-formant, in Hertz, for vowels [a] and [ã] at different velopharyngeal openings produced in the bulb of a palatal prosthesis(More)
Nasoendoscopy is an important tool for assessing velopharyngeal function. The purpose of this study was to analyze velar and pharyngeal wall movement and velopharyngeal gap during nasoendoscopic evaluation of the velopharynx before and during diagnostic therapy. Nasoendoscopic recordings of 10 children with operated cleft lip and palate were analyzed(More)
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