Insufficiency

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INSUFFICIENCY. What is not competent; not enough.

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Perceptual and instrumental assessment of velopharyngeal insufficiency. Plast Reconstr Surg.
Pharyngeal flap and sphincterplasty for velopharyngeal insufficiency have equal outcome at 1 year postoperatively: results of a randomized trial.
Pharyngeal flap and sphincteroplasty for velopharyngeal insufficiency have equal outcome at 1 year postoperatively: results of a randomized trial.
Correction of secondary velopharyngeal insufficiency in cleft palate patients with the Furlow palatoplasty.
Radiation therapy can cause a considerable loss of flap volume and thereby raise the risk of velopharyngeal insufficiency, as was seen in 2 of our patients.
(2) Hogan and Schwartz recommended that a lateral port should be no larger than 20 [mm.sup.2] in order to prevent velopharyngeal insufficiency during reconstruction of the sort palate in the treatment of cleft palate and other congenital or acquired defects at this site.
[1] However, an adenoidectomy performed in a patient with a palatal abnormality-- such as a short soft palate, a bifid uvula, or a submucosal cleft palate--can cause velopharyngeal insufficiency. [2-5] This problem has been recognized for a long time, and otolaryngologists often face a dilemma in trying to decide whether the benefits of adenoidectomy are worth the risks.