A tomographic technique of assessing lateral pharyngeal wall displacement

D. P. Kuehn, K. D. Dolan

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Various methods of specifying lateral pharyngeal wall configuration during speech and other activities are reviewed. Basic tomographic principles also are reviewed, and a new tomographic technique of measuring mesial displacement of the pharyngeal walls is presented. An important advantage of the technique described in this report is that it enables one to measure the degree and level of mesial displacement of the lateral pharyngeal walls in relation to the soft palate, tongue, and other structures observable on lateral view radiographs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-209
Number of pages10
JournalCleft Palate Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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