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Management of velopharyngeal competence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11465004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Velopharyngeal dysfunction is common in patients with a repaired cleft palate or unrepaired submucous cleft palates. The optimal time of surgical repair is 4 to 6 years of age after a thorough speech evaluation and speech therapy. Assessment of the velopharyngeal defect during speech allows the surgeon to customize the surgery to the patient. Patients require careful monitoring postoperatively for obstructive sleep apnea.
C W Senders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Facial plastic surgery clinics of North America     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1064-7406     ISO Abbreviation:  Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-23     Completed Date:  2001-08-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9414907     Medline TA:  Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology and the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, University of California Davis, Sacramento, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cleft Palate / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Combined Modality Therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Mouth / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Nasal Cavity / anatomy & histology,  physiopathology
Palate, Soft / abnormalities*,  surgery
Pharyngeal Muscles / physiopathology
Speech Disorders / complications,  etiology,  rehabilitation*
Speech Therapy / methods
Surgery, Plastic / methods*
Surgical Flaps

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