Prediction of velopharyngeal competency

D. R. Van Demark, D. P. Kuehn, R. F. Tharp

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The question posed in this study was, are there measures which are predictive of the need for further palatal management? Articulation scores, lateral X rays and clinical judgments of velopharyngeal competency were examined for 75 subjects in retrospect to determine their predictive value. Each of the measures resulted in at least 90% appropriate predictions. The combination of articulation score and lateral X ray rating appeared to be the best predictor for this particular sample in that subsequent treatment was correctly predicted for 96% of the subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalCleft Palate Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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