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Presently the gold standard for assessment of velopharyngeal incompetence is "direct visualization" procedures like multi-view video fluoroscopy and nasopahryngoscopy.
SPEECH SAMPLE: In evaluating velopharyngeal incompetence the velopharynx is visualized by using words that does not contain nasal words.
As in wind instruments, the intraoral pressures generated during playing of brass instruments can be extremely high, and otolaryngologic disorders such as stress velopharyngeal incompetence and laryngoceles can be manifested.