2017, Vol. 3 Issue 3, Part A
Velopharyngeal prosthesis: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Ranganatha Rao K Jingade, Dr. Subhabrata Maiti, Dr. Ponnanna AA, Dr. Nitesh Rai, Dr. Raghu and Dr. Vini Panjwani
ABSTRACT:Pharyngeal obturator prostheses are used to rehabilitate patients with soft palate defects and velopharyngeal insufficiency and to restore the congenital or acquired defects of the soft palate for adequate closure of palatopharyngeal sphincter. Surgical correction is required for speech correction in patients affected by velopharyngeal dysfunction but it may not be feasible in some clinical situations. Prosthetic treatment along with speech therapy is the treatment modality in patients who cannot be treated with surgery. Obturation of the defected necessary otherwise it may lead to velopharyngeal dysfunction, hypernasality and regurgitation of food and liquids. This case report narrates the rehabilitation of a patient with maxillary mid palate along with soft palate defect with velopharyngeal insufficiency by a velo-pharyngeal prosthesis. Key-words: (Times New Roman, 10, Bold).
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Dr. Ranganatha Rao K Jingade, Dr. Subhabrata Maiti, Dr. Ponnanna AA, Dr. Nitesh Rai, Dr. Raghu, Dr. Vini Panjwani. Velopharyngeal prosthesis: A case report. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(3):20-22.