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Charlotta Gustafsson, Arja Heliövaara, Junnu Leikola, Jorma Rautio
OBJECTIVE: Speech-correcting surgeries (pharyngoplasty) are performed to correct velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). This study aimed to analyze the need for speech-correcting surgery in children with isolated cleft palate (ICP) and to determine differences among cleft extent, gender, and primary technique used. In addition, we assessed the timing and number of secondary procedures performed and the incidence of operated fistulas. DESIGN: Retrospective medical chart review study from hospital archives and electronic records...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Seung-O Ko
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February 2018: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Hsueh-Yu Li, Li-Ang Lee, Eric J Kezirian, Meiho Nakayama
Suspension palatoplasty, a new surgical technique to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has been developed to correct the retropalatal obstruction in patients with small tonsils (grade I/II) and anterior-posterior palatal (A-P) obstruction. The objecteive of this preliminary study was to investigate the effectiveness and change in retropalatal airway dimensions after suspension palatoplasty. This retrospective case series study included 25 consecutive male adults with OSA. Unique technical features of suspension palatoplasty are exposure of pterygomandibular raphe and suspension of palatopharyngeus muscle to the raphe...
March 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Rosario Santillana, Jonathan Skirko, Christina Roth, Travis T Tollefson
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March 8, 2018: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Andreia C Freitas, Matthieu Ruthven, Redha Boubertakh, Marc E Miquel
PURPOSE: This study aims to improve clinical reliability of real-time Magnetic Resonance Imaging (rt-MRI) in the visualisation of velopharyngeal motion during speech. METHODS: Seven subjects were imaged at 3T during natural phonation. Speech rt-MRI methodologies were investigated with (i) a comparison of commercial Cartesian and non-Cartesian (radial and spiral) rt-MRI sequences and (ii) investigation of further improvement with accelerated radial acquisition and offline reconstruction methodology...
February 2018: Physica Medica: PM
Xue Feng, Silvia S Blemker, Josh Inouye, Catherine M Pelland, Li Zhao, Craig H Meyer
PURPOSE: To develop a real-time dynamic MRI method for comprehensive evaluation of velum movement during speech. METHODS: Dynamic MRI has been used to study velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) by imaging the movement of the velum during speech, because it can provide good anatomic details with no exposed radiation. To be able to comprehensively evaluate dynamic velum movement, a real-time spiral non-balanced SSFP sequence was developed with simultaneous dual-planar coverage and improved spatial and temporal resolution using a combination of parallel imaging and spatial and temporal compressed sensing to achieve 6 × acceleration...
March 5, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Kate Bunton, Jeannette D Hoit
Purpose: The vocalizations of young infants often sound nasalized, suggesting that the velopharynx is open during the 1st few months of life. Whereas acoustic and perceptual studies seemed to support the idea that the velopharynx closes for vocalization by about 4 months of age, an aeromechanical study contradicted this (Thom, Hoit, Hixon, & Smith, 2006). Thus, the current large-scale investigation was undertaken to determine when the velopharynx closes for speech production by following infants during their first 2 years of life...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
Arun K Gosain, Harvey Chim, Walter M Sweeney
OBJECTIVE: The present study investigates the efficacy of performing a "palate rerepair" utilizing a double-opposing z-palatoplasty (DOZ) following primary Furlow palatoplasty. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral academic center for craniofacial surgery. PATIENTS: 15 consecutive patients who presented with velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) after primary Furlow palatoplasty. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: All subjects were evaluated using the perceptual speech assessment (PSA) scale...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Kristen A Klement, Jonathan S Black, Michael J Vanlue, Arlen D Denny
A unilateral deficit in velopharyngeal closure during speech production is an unusual presentation of velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) and few solutions have been described for this problem. This report details the long-term outcomes using this technique. We performed a retrospective chart review of all the patients who underwent a unilateral Orticochea pharyngoplasty for VPD. The authors identified 10 patients treated with 11 unilateral pharyngoplasty at a single tertiary care institutional setting. The mean age at repair was 8...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Jeong-Hyun Kang, Joohon Sung, Yun-Mi Song, Young-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Inherited traits of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have link to the heritability of the airway anatomy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of present study was to investigate heritability of the airway anatomy by comparing skeletal and soft tissue features of Korean monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic twins (DZ). METHODS: In total, 72 participants (mean age, 41.5 ± 5.9 years; 40 males, 32 females) including 48 MZ (24 pairs) and 24 DZ (12 pairs) with same sex were participated...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Huiping Shi, Zhaoyue Wang
RATIONALE: 22q11 deletion syndrome, the most common chromosomal microdeletion disease, is caused by megabase-sized deletions on chromosome 22q11.2. It is characterized by a wide spectrum of congenital anomalies in velopharyngeal and facial, cardiac, genitourinary, vertebroskeletal, respiratory, digestive, and central nervous systems. Phenotype-genotype studies have revealed several causative genes that regulate the development of the third and fourth pharyngeal arches in human. However, the exact pathogenesis of this syndrome remains unknown...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Daniela Kühn, Martin Ptok, Michael Jungheim
OBJECTIVE: In about one-third of brass instrumentalists, there are stress-related insufficiencies of velopharyngeal closure (VPC), i. e. the intraoral pressure exceeds the barrier formed by the VPC. Here, it was the aim to measure the VPC closing pressure while playing a trumpet and to evaluate the influence of a 30 minute stress sequence on the muscular activities in the VPC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sample: 6 healthy volunteers; task: to play the sound h1 for 5 seconds with 85 dB(A) and with 100 dB(A)...
February 20, 2018: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
Erika Ozawa, Ei-Ichi Honda, Kulthida Nunthayanon Parakonthun, Hiroko Ohmori, Kazuo Shimazaki, Tohru Kurabayashi, Takashi Ono
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used to study configurations of speech organs in the resting state. However, MRI is sensitive to metals, and numerous types of metallic appliances, most of which have a large magnetic susceptibility, are used in orthodontic treatment and may cause severe artifacts on MRI. We have developed techniques for obtaining MRI movies of the oral region, to evaluate articulatory changes, especially movement of the tongue, palate, and teeth, pre- and post-orthodontic/orthognathic treatment...
February 19, 2018: Progress in Orthodontics
Russell E Ettinger, Theodore A Kung, Natalie Wombacher, Mary Berger, M Haskell Newman, Steven R Buchman, Steven J Kasten
BACKGROUND: Submucous cleft palate (SMCP) is the most common form of cleft involving the posterior palate, resulting in variable degrees of velar dysfunction and speech disturbance. Although early surgical intervention is indicated for patients with true cleft palate, the indications for palatoplasty and timing of surgical intervention for patients with SMCP remain controversial. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with SMCP were retrospectively reviewed. Patients treated with Furlow palatoplasty were dichotomized based on patient age at the time of surgical correction into early speech development and late speech development...
March 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Yun S Phua, Mark J Edmondson, Rachel J Kerr, Kirstie A Macgill, Rodrigo P Teixeira, Jonathan A Burge
OBJECTIVE: Autologous fat grafting of the velopharynx has been well described for the treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI), with most studies purporting it as a technique with low morbidity useful in the treatment of mild VPI. Prompted by 3 cases of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) following fat grafting of the velopharynx, we undertook a review of the outcomes of this procedure at our unit. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who underwent autologous fat grafting for VPI at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne...
March 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Kathryn V Isaac, Ingrid M Ganske, Stephen A Rottgers, So Young Lim, John B Mulliken
OBJECTIVE: Infants with syndromic cleft lip and/or cleft palate (CL/P) often require more complex care than their nonsyndromic counterparts. Our purpose was to (1) determine the prevalence of CL/P in patients with CHARGE syndrome and (2) highlight factors that affect management in this subset of children. DESIGN: This is a retrospective review from 1998 to 2016. PATIENTS: Patients with CHARGE syndrome were diagnosed clinically and genetically...
March 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Jerry W Chao, Michael J Boyajian, Richard L Amdur, Benjamin J Mitchell, Gary F Rogers, Albert K Oh
OBJECTIVE: Routine hospital admission following pharyngeal flap (PF) to correct velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) is the standard at most hospitals. Nevertheless, there is increasing resistance from third-party providers to approve stays longer than a "short stay" (23-hour) observation period. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate length of stay (LOS) and document potential influencing factors following PF. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review...
March 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Catherine de Blacam, Susan Smith, David Orr
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review sought to evaluate the consensus in the literature regarding the surgical management of VPD and to determine whether a particular procedure results in superior speech outcome or less morbidity Design: A systematic review was carried out according to PRISMA-P guidelines. Systematic review software was used to facilitate 3-stage screening and data extraction by 2 reviewers. SETTING: University teaching hospital. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS: Studies that reported perceptual speech assessment or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients who had undergone surgery for VPD were included in the review...
March 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Mohammad-Waheed El-Anwar, Ezzeddin El-Sheikh, Nasser El-Nakeb
Introduction: The most common type of velopharyngeal valve (VPV) closure is a matter of controversy. The aim of this study was to estimate the most common type of VPV closure, including identification of the type and grade of VPV closure among Egyptian children. Materials and Methods: This study included patients who were candidates for adenotonsillectomy. In these cases, video-nasoendoscopy and speech assessment were performed prior to surgery in addition to otorhinolaryngology examination and preoperative laboratory tests...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Mosaad Abdel-Aziz, Ayman Hussien, Ahmed Kamel, Khaled Azooz, Mohamed Fawaz
Velopharyngeal surgical procedures may have adverse effect on the airway of the patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). The aim of this study was to evaluate the polysomnographic parameters (PSG) in patients who underwent corrective surgery for treatment of VPI. The study included 39 patients who underwent 1 of 3 velopharyngeal surgical techniques; Furlow palatoplasty (12 patients), pharyngeal flap (18 patients), and sphincter pharyngoplasty (9 patients). The patients were subjected to PSG, and they were considered to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with apnea-hypoapnea index (AHI) >1...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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