BBFRP as a Technique to Manage VPI (Napoli & Vallino, 2019)

Joseph A. Napoli & Linda D. Vallino
Purpose: The 2 most commonly used operations to treatvelopharyngeal inadequacy (VPI) are superiorly basedpharyngeal flap and sphincter pharyngoplasty, both ofwhich may result in hyponasal speech and airwayobstruction. The purpose of this article is to (a) describethe bilateral buccal flap revision palatoplasty (BBFRP) asan alternative technique to manage VPI while minimizingthese risks and (b) conduct a systematic review of theevidence of BBFRP on speech and other clinicaloutcomes. A report comparing the speech of a child withhypernasality...
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