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The use and limitations of the barium pharyngogram in the detection of velopharyngeal insufficiency

Skolnick, ML and Glaser, ER and McWilliams, BJ (1980) The use and limitations of the barium pharyngogram in the detection of velopharyngeal insufficiency. Radiology, 135 (2). 301 - 304. ISSN 0033-8419

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A barium pharyngogram was incorporated into the multiview videofluoroscopic evaluation of the velopharyngeal portal in 195 subjects in order to assess its usefulness in demonstrating competence or incompetence. Reflux of barium was always associated with a velopharyngeal gap and/or hypernasality; however, the absence of reflux was not similarly diagnostic. The pharyngogram proved to be useful in confirming the presence of a palatal or pharyngeal-flap fistula. While it is helpful in assessing velopharyngeal closure in selected cases, it should not be used in the absence of other information.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Skolnick, ML
Glaser, ER
McWilliams, BJ
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Date: 1 January 1980
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Radiology
Volume: 135
Number: 2
Page Range: 301 - 304
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1148/radiology.135.2.7367616
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Communication Science and Disorders
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0033-8419
MeSH Headings: Adolescent; Adult; Barium Sulfate--diagnostic use; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Fistula--radiography; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Mouth Diseases--radiography; Palate, Soft--radiography; Pharyngeal Diseases--radiography; Pharynx--radiography; Speech; Velopharyngeal Insufficiency--radiography
PubMed ID: 7367616
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 22:56
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 14:56


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