A comparison of nasendoscopy and multiview videofluoroscopy in assessing velopharyngeal insufficiency

Derek Lam, Jacqueline R. Starr, Jonathan A. Perkins, Charlotte W. Lewis, Linda E. Eblen, Julie Dunlap, Kathleen C Y Sie

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OBJECTIVES: 1) To compare nasendoscopy (NE) and multiview fluoroscopy (MVF) in assessing velopharyngeal gap size; and 2) to determine the relationship between these assessments and velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) severity. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective review of consecutive patients with VPI at a tertiary care children's hospital, assessed with NE and MVF between 1996 and 2003. RESULTS: 177 subjects. NE and MVF gap areas were correlated (R = 0.34, 95% CI 0.26-0.41). In adjusted analysis, VPI severity was associated with: 1) NE gap area (OR = 2.78, 95% CI 1.96-3.95), 2) MVF gap area (OR 1.64, 95% CI 1.37-1.95), 3) age

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-402
Number of pages9
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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