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Velopharyngeal incompetence in cleft palate patients - flexible video pharyngoscopy & perceptual speech assessment.

@inproceedings{Sundaresan2010VelopharyngealII,
  title={Velopharyngeal incompetence in cleft palate patients - flexible video pharyngoscopy \& perceptual speech assessment.},
  author={V. Sundaresan},
  year={2010}
}
Velopharyngeal in-competence(VPI) is a common abnormality seen in Cleft palate patients causing hyper nasal speech which is a major communicative disorder in such patients. Assessment of this VPI is complex process due the Velopharyngeal apparatus being a combination of soft palate structures that regulate the airflow from the lungs and larynx through the mouth for oral sounds through the nose for nasal sounds. The present study of perceptual speech and flexible video endoscopy in… Expand

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