Speech results in adult Swedish patients born with bilateral complete cleft lip and palate.

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Thirty-six adult patients (26 men and 10 women) who had been operated on for bilateral complete cleft lip and palate (BCLP) were evaluated with regard to long-term follow-up consisting of clinical investigation, perceptual speech analysis, and self-estimation of quality of speech. Twenty-six had had a von Langenbeck repair at the age of 14 months (L-14 group), and 10 a Wardill repair at the age of 18 months (W-18 group). Statistical comparisons between the groups were made by univariate and multiple logistic regression analyses. Both groups had a large percentage of hypernasality despite a high incidence of velopharyngeal flaps in both. There were no significant differences between the groups regarding any of the analysed speech variables. The outcomes of hypernasality, nasal escape, velopharyngeal friction sounds, hyponasality, and general impression indicate, however, a slightly better result for the L-14 group.


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  • Surgery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-213
JournalScandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Surgery Research Unit (013242220), Reconstructive Surgery (013240300)

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