Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of velopharyngeal structures in Chinese children after primary palatal repair.

@article{Tian2010MagneticRI,
  title={Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of velopharyngeal structures in Chinese children after primary palatal repair.},
  author={Wei Tian and Heng Yin and Yang Li and Shufan Zhao and Q. -W. Zheng and Bing Shi},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={568-77}
}
BACKGROUND Velopharyngeal inadequacy (VPI) after primary palatal repair remains a persistent problem despite advanced surgical techniques. Velopharyngeal inadequacy has significant negative impacts on patients' speech intelligibility and quality. Previous studies have produced conflicting results regarding the causes of VPI, which are likely due to limitations in two-dimensional imaging techniques used as well as failure to include matched groups with repaired cleft palate and differing… CONTINUE READING