J Korean Dysphagia Soc.  2013 Jul;3(2):58-61.

Management of Swallowing and Speech Problems in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate

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  • 1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Proper management of swallowing problem in patients with cleft lip and cleft palate before and after proper operation is important for appropriate nutrition. Speech problem is common in patients with cleft palate because of the velopharyngeal insufficiency. I will review in this paper the characteristics of speech problem caused by the velopharyngeal insufficiency and offer several options for evaluation and management of swallowing and speech problems in cleft lip and palate.

Keyword

Cleft lip; Cleft palate; Swallowing dysfunction; Speech; Velopharyngeal insufficiency
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