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Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

Failure of the SOFT PALATE to reach the posterior pharyngeal wall to close the opening between the oral and nasal cavities. Incomplete velopharyngeal closure is primarily related to surgeries (ADENOIDECTOMY; CLEFT PALATE) or an incompetent PALATOPHARYNGEAL SPHINCTER. It is characterized by hypernasal speech.
Also Known As:
Inadequate Velopharyngeal Closure; Velopharyngeal Incompetence; Incompetence, Palatopharyngeal; Incompetence, Velopharyngeal; Insufficiency, Velopharyngeal; Velopharyngeal Closures, Inadequate; Palatopharyngeal Incompetence
Networked: 179 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 17 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Cleft Palate (Palate, Cleft)
2. Cleft Lip (Harelip)
3. Hemorrhage
4. Postoperative Pain
5. DiGeorge Syndrome (Syndrome, DiGeorge)

Experts

1. Tønseth, Kim: 3 articles (03/2013 - 11/2011)
2. Filip, Charles: 3 articles (03/2013 - 11/2011)
3. Matzen, Michael: 3 articles (03/2013 - 11/2011)
4. Høgevold, Hans Erik: 3 articles (03/2013 - 11/2011)
5. Aukner, Ragnhild: 3 articles (03/2013 - 11/2011)
6. Pegoraro-Krook, Maria Inês: 3 articles (11/2011 - 11/2007)
7. Hartnick, Christopher J: 2 articles (12/2015 - 07/2010)
8. Delorey, Raylene: 2 articles (08/2015 - 03/2005)
9. White, David R: 2 articles (01/2015 - 04/2010)
10. Ward, Robert F: 2 articles (08/2014 - 02/2004)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Velopharyngeal Insufficiency:
1. Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)FDA Link
2. Shprintzen VCF syndromeIBA
3. Polyethylene (Polythene)IBA
4. dextranomer-hyaluronic acid copolymerIBA
5. 3- (2- carboxypiperazin- 4- yl)propyl- 1- phosphonic acid (CPP)IBA
6. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel)IBA
7. CalciumIBA
8. brassIBA
9. Durapatite (Hydroxylapatite)IBA
10. SiliconesIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Prostheses and Implants (Prosthesis)
2. Adenoidectomy
3. Suture Techniques
4. Speech Therapy (Therapy, Speech)
5. Tonsillectomy