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Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

"Velopharyngeal Insufficiency" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Velopharyngeal Insufficiency" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Velopharyngeal Insufficiency" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 45 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2015
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.