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Velopharyngeal Insufficiency MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
Tree Number(s)
C07.465.525.955
C07.550.966
C07.650.525.955
C09.775.955
C16.131.850.525.955
Unique ID
D014681
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014681
Scope Note
Failure of the SOFT PALATE to reach the posterior pharyngeal wall to close the opening between the oral and nasal cavities. Incomplete velopharyngeal closure is primarily related to surgeries (ADENOIDECTOMY; CLEFT PALATE) or an incompetent PALATOPHARYNGEAL SPHINCTER. It is characterized by hypernasal speech.
Entry Term(s)
Inadequate Velopharyngeal Closure
Palatopharyngeal Incompetence
Velopharyngeal Incompetence
NLM Classification #
WV 410
Previous Indexing
Cleft Palate (1966-1977)
Palate (1966-1977)
Pharynx (1966-1977)
See Also
Speech Disorders
Public MeSH Note
78
History Note
78
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1977/05/13
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Preferred
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