Velopharyngeal function in cleft patients undergoing maxillary advancement.

  title={Velopharyngeal function in cleft patients undergoing maxillary advancement.},
  author={Mika Haapanen and Mirjam Kalland and Arja Heli{\"o}vaara and Jyri J. Hukki and Reijo Ranta},
  journal={Folia phoniatrica et logopaedica : official organ of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics},
  volume={49 1},
Maxillary advancement may result in movement of the posterior border of the hard palate with its soft palate attachment, which may cause impairment of velopharyngeal (VP) function. We examined VP function before and after Le Fort I osteotomy in 15 cleft lip and palate patients. The extent of maxillary advancement was measured by means of standard cephalometric radiographs taken before and after the operation. VP function was evaluated in terms of perceptual speech assessments, pressure-flow… CONTINUE READING

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