Evaluation of dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in assessing velopharyngeal insufficiency during phonation


ATİK B. , BEKERECİOĞLU M., TAN Ö., ETLİK O., DAVRAN R., ARSLAN H.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.19, no.3, pp.566-572, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31816ae746
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.566-572

Abstract

Background: Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) expresses the structural and neuromuscular disorder of soft palate and pharyngeal walls inhibiting the normal functions of velopharyngeal (VP) sphincter mechanism. In this study, efficacy of dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of VPI is investigated.