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Descriptor English:   Velopharyngeal Insufficiency 
Descriptor Spanish:   Insuficiencia Velofaríngea 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Insuficiência Velofaríngea 
Synonyms English:   Inadequate Velopharyngeal Closure
Incompetence, Palatopharyngeal
Incompetence, Velopharyngeal
Insufficiency, Velopharyngeal
Palatopharyngeal Incompetence
Velopharyngeal Closures, Inadequate
Velopharyngeal Incompetence  
Tree Number:   C07.465.525.955
C07.550.966
C07.650.525.955
C09.775.955
C16.131.850.525.955
Definition English:   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. 
See Related English:   Speech Disorders
 
History Note English:   78 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   24363 
Unique Identifier:   D014681 

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