The Use of a Bilateral Speech Appliance in Conjunction with a Pharyngeal Flap: Two Case Reports The bilateral speech bulb has been devised to aid patients in obtaining velopharyngeal (VP) closure following the insertion of an unsuccessful pharyngeal flap. The results obtained for two patients, utilizing bilateral speech bulbs, are reported. This technique has proven advantageous in decreasing hypernasality when the pharyngeal flap was not adequate. ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   August 01, 1971
The Use of a Bilateral Speech Appliance in Conjunction with a Pharyngeal Flap: Two Case Reports
 
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Case Reports   |   August 01, 1971
The Use of a Bilateral Speech Appliance in Conjunction with a Pharyngeal Flap: Two Case Reports
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1971, Vol. 36, 422-424. doi:10.1044/jshd.3603.422
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1971, Vol. 36, 422-424. doi:10.1044/jshd.3603.422

The bilateral speech bulb has been devised to aid patients in obtaining velopharyngeal (VP) closure following the insertion of an unsuccessful pharyngeal flap. The results obtained for two patients, utilizing bilateral speech bulbs, are reported. This technique has proven advantageous in decreasing hypernasality when the pharyngeal flap was not adequate.

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