Management of a Patient with Velopharyngeal Incompetency of Undetermined Origin: A Clinical Report Prosthetic management of an edentulous patient with palatal paresis is described. The treatment program included cooperation of speech pathologists, a prosthodontist, and a neurologist. The results of examination procedures prior to the construction of the appliance are discussed, as is the evaluation of the adequacy of the appliance approximately one ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   November 01, 1971
Management of a Patient with Velopharyngeal Incompetency of Undetermined Origin: A Clinical Report
 
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Case Reports   |   November 01, 1971
Management of a Patient with Velopharyngeal Incompetency of Undetermined Origin: A Clinical Report
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1971, Vol. 36, 547-551. doi:10.1044/jshd.3604.547
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1971, Vol. 36, 547-551. doi:10.1044/jshd.3604.547

Prosthetic management of an edentulous patient with palatal paresis is described. The treatment program included cooperation of speech pathologists, a prosthodontist, and a neurologist. The results of examination procedures prior to the construction of the appliance are discussed, as is the evaluation of the adequacy of the appliance approximately one year after initial management. With this patient, use of the prostheses has resulted in reduced nasality, improved articulation, and less fatigue when speaking.

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