Velopharyngeal function assessment in patients with cleft palate: perceptual speech assessment versus nasopharyngoscopy.

@article{Ma2013VelopharyngealFA,
  title={Velopharyngeal function assessment in patients with cleft palate: perceptual speech assessment versus nasopharyngoscopy.},
  author={Li Ma and Bing Shi and Yang Li and Qian Zheng},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          1229-31
        }
}
There is no doubt that perceptual speech assessment and instrumental examination could provide different diagnostic information on patients with cleft palate (CP), but not all patients simultaneously need the 2 examinations. So the purposes of this study were to explore a simple and effective evaluation method to assess velopharyngeal function and to investigate speech traits that affect the diagnosis of velopharyngeal function in patients with CP. The investigators implemented a retrospective… CONTINUE READING
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