Sphincter pharyngoplasty: speech outcome and complications.

  title={Sphincter pharyngoplasty: speech outcome and complications.},
  author={Kathleen C. Y. Sie and Dimitra Tampakopoulou and Lianne M de Serres and Joseph S. Gruss and Linda E Eblen and T A Yonick},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={108 8 Pt 1},
OBJECTIVES To assess the speech outcomes and complications in children who had undergone sphincter pharyngoplasty (SP) for management of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. METHODS Charts from patients who had sphincter pharyngoplasty between January 1993 and June 1996 were reviewed. Syndrome diagnosis and presence of repaired cleft palate were reviewed. Preoperative speech assessment, videofluoroscopic and nasopharyngoscopic evaluations, age at time… CONTINUE READING
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