The purpose of this study was to provide additional information concerning postoperative results of 69 subjects who had undergone a Teflon pharyngoplasty. Pre-and postoperative speech and x-ray data were analyzed. A continuous change in velopharyngeal competency for speech was observed which resulted in a significant improvement three months or later postoperatively when compared to the preoperative diagnosis for the entire subject sample. Improvement in velopharyngeal closure also was found on the basis of lateral x-ray but the results were not as consistent as those involving speech ratings. Indications for differential diagnosis for subjects are presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Cleft Palate Journal|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1978|
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