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Disease Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

Name Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
Synonyms Inadequate Velopharyngeal Closure | Incompetence, Palatopharyngeal | Incompetence, Velopharyngeal | Insufficiency, Velopharyngeal | Palatopharyngeal Incompetence | Velopharyngeal Closures, Inadequate | Velopharyngeal Incompetence
Definition 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.
Categories Congenital abnormality | Ear-nose-throat disease | Mouth disease
MeSH® ID D014681

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1. DiseasesStomatognathic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Mouth Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Mouth Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
2. DiseasesStomatognathic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pharyngeal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
3. DiseasesStomatognathic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Stomatognathic System Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Mouth Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
4. DiseasesOtorhinolaryngologic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pharyngeal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
5. DiseasesCongenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Congenital Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Stomatognathic System Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Mouth Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

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