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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.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Velopharyngeal Insufficiency" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Velopharyngeal Insufficiency" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 15 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1996 and 2015 and 2019
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