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Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (DOID:9008682)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
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Calabro Syndrome 
cleft lip +   
cleft palate +   
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Deglutition Disorders +   
gingival fibromatosis +   
Jagell Holmgren Hofer Syndrome 
Lemierre's syndrome 
Macrostomia +   
Microstomia +  
nasopharyngeal disease +   
orofacial cleft +   
Pharyngeal Neoplasms +   
pharyngitis +   
Taurodontism, Microdontia, and Dens Invaginatus 
temtamy preaxial brachydactyly syndrome  
Velopharyngeal Insufficiency 
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.
Verloove-Vanhorick Brubakk Syndrome 

Exact Synonyms: Inadequate Velopharyngeal Closure ;   Palatopharyngeal Incompetence ;   Velopharyngeal Closures, Inadequate ;   Velopharyngeal Incompetence
Primary IDs: MESH:D014681 ;   RDO:0006807
Definition Sources: MESH:D014681

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