International Journal of Otolaryngology / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Speech Outcomes after Tonsillectomy in Patients with Known Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

Table 1

Patient characteristics.

PatientSexAge at tonsil surgeryTonsillectomy indicationTonsil sizeCP typeInitial cleft repairSpeech intelligibilityVPI severity
Preop.Postop.DiffPreop.Postop.Diff

1F4OSA3.5UC2 flap42−232−1
2M4OSA4.0BCpush back110022
3M5OSA4.0UC2 flap21−1110
4F12VPI3.0SMUnk.220220
5M6VPI3.5NoneNone22032−1
6M8VPI4.0UC2 flap32−1220
7M5VPI3.0UC2 flap32−1121
8M8OSA3.5UCUnk.000110
9M6VPI3.0UC2 flap341440
10M7VPI2.5SMFurlow31−232−1
11F4OSA + VPI4.0NoneNone143231
12F5VPI4.0UC2 flap440440
13M7OSA4.0UC2 flap32−1110
14F7OSA3.0BCPush back11021−1
15M7Strep+VPI4.0I2 flap21−1121
16F7VPI2.5Nonenone330330
17M7OSA4.0UC2 flap220220
18F12OSA+VPI4.0IFurlow32−121−1
19M4OSA4.0IUnk.32−1011
20F8Dysphagia4.0IUnk.000011
21F7OSA4.0UCUnk.110110
22F8VPI3.5SMNone440330
23M4OSA3.5UC2 flap22021−1

Patient characteristics. Cleft type: UC: unilateral complete, BC: bilateral complete, SM: submucous, I: incomplete.

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