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Invited commentary on the paper "Proplast as a pharyngeal wall implant to correct velopharyngeal insufficiency.
The most common residual deficits seen at our center include hypernasal speech due to velopharyngeal insufficiency and minor residual deformity of the nose and lip.
Some studies have examined the posterior tonsillar pillar and its role in velopharyngeal insufficiency (12) and nasopharyngeal stenosis, (13) but to our knowledge, no study has heretofore addressed the clinical relevance of the anterior pillar in the development of obstructive sleep apnea.
These defects usually result in velopharyngeal insufficiency and an alteration in speech and deglutition.