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Causes of Velopharyngeal insufficiency

Causes of Velopharyngeal insufficiency

Velopharyngeal insufficiency can be caused by a cleft palate, cleft palate surgery, congenital short palate, paralysis, and enlarged tonsils. Velopharyngeal closure can also be caused by surgical removal of the uvula, part of the palate, and tonsils (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty).

Velopharyngeal insufficiency: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Velopharyngeal insufficiency, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Velopharyngeal insufficiency:

  • Gross tissue deficiency
  • Cervical anomalies
  • Dysarthria
  • Stroke
  • Pharyngeal flap surgery

Velopharyngeal insufficiency: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Velopharyngeal insufficiency: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Velopharyngeal insufficiency as a symptom:

Conditions listing Velopharyngeal insufficiency as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Velopharyngeal insufficiency. Our database lists the following as having Velopharyngeal insufficiency as a symptom of that condition:

Related information on causes of Velopharyngeal insufficiency:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Velopharyngeal insufficiency may be found in:


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