"Velopharyngeal Sphincter" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A group of muscles attached to the SOFT PALATE (or velum) and the PHARYNX. They include the superior constrictor, the PALATOPHARYNGEUS, the levator veli palatini muscle, and the muscularis uvulae. This sphincter is situated between the oral and nasal cavities. A competent velopharyngeal sphincter is essential for normal speech and swallowing.
- Velopharyngeal Sphincter
- Sphincter, Velopharyngeal
- Palatopharyngeal Sphincter
- Sphincter, Palatopharyngeal
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Velopharyngeal Sphincter" by people in Profiles.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite Injection for Persistent Velopharyngeal Insufficiency after Sphincter Pharyngoplasty. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2015; 77(3):155-61.
The impact of adenoid size on rate of revision sphincter pharyngoplasty. Laryngoscope. 2014 Sep; 124(9):2170-5.
Effects of age, gender, bolus condition, viscosity, and volume on pharyngeal and upper esophageal sphincter pressure and temporal measurements during swallowing. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2009 Feb; 52(1):240-53.