velopharyngeal love


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  • adjective phonetics articulated at the velopharynx.
  • noun phonetics A sound articulated at the velopharynx.


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velopharynx +‎ -eal or velo- +‎ pharyngeal


  • Sara, at age 5, was diagnosed with velopharyngeal incompetence (VPI) — a disorder affecting speech — in her first exam at CHOP and was referred to a speech pathologist for evaluation.

    John and Sara

  • We see many children with velopharyngeal incompetence, which can make speech hypernasal or unintelligible.

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Patients have a combination of cleft palate or velopharyngeal incompetence, heart defects, learning disabilities and a characteristic facial appearance.

    DiGeorge, cleft palate, velopharyngeal incompetence

  • DiGeorge, cleft palate, velopharyngeal incompetence | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    DiGeorge, cleft palate, velopharyngeal incompetence

  • Detection of a 22q11. 2 deletion in cardiac patients suggests a risk for velopharyngeal incompetence.

    Resources for Healthcare Professionals

  • Palatal anomalies, including: cleft lip and palate cleft palate velopharyngeal incompetence

    heart defects; feeding, GI, immune system and growth problems

  • PPF: posterior pharyngeal flap — a surgical procedure to correct VPI (velopharyngeal incompetence).


  • VPI: velopharyngeal incompetence - when the back of the palate and the throat fail to close the space connecting the mouth and nose during speech.


  • Your child should see a plastic surgeon who specializes in cleft palate and velopharyngeal incompetence.

    Treating Chromosome 22q Deletion

  • Cephalometric and videoendoscopy studies have established that tongue protrusion creates a greater increase in oropharyngeal, velopharyngeal and hypopharyngeal cross-sectional areas of the upper airway, hence improving airway patency and function, helping those with chronic snoring to sleep sounder and breathe easier.

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