International Journal of Otolaryngology / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Speech Outcomes after Tonsillectomy in Patients with Known Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

Table 2

Nasal endoscopy scores.

Pt.Indication for tons.CP typeInitial cleft repairProtons. endoscopyPosttons. endoscopySpeech intelligibilityVPI Severity
Preop.postop.Diff.Preop.Postop.Diff.

4VPISMUnk.Palate 9 lat 4Palate 9 lat 4220220
5VPINoneNonePalate 7 lat 2Palate 9 lat 422032−1
6VPIUC2 flapPalate 0 lat 0Palate 0 lat 132−1220
7VPIUC2 flapPalate 9 lat 2Palate 9 lat 132−1121
9VPIUC2 flapPalate 1 lat 1Palate 2 lat 1341440
12VPIUC2 flapPalate 5 lat 1Palate 5 lat 3440440
15Recurrent strep + VPII2 flapPalate 8 lat 4Palate 9 lat 421−1121
16VPINoneNonePalate 9 lat 4Palate 7/8, lat 1330330
17OSAUC2 flapPalate 8 lat 0Palate 8 lat 1220220
22VPISMfurlowPalate 4 lat 0Palate 3.5 lat 1440330

Patient characteristics. Tons: tonsillectomy. Cleft type: UC: unilateral complete, BC: bilateral complete, SM: submucous, I: incomplete. Unk.: unknown. Endoscopy scores: palate: palatal movement, lat: lateral wall movement. Scores according to the Golding-Kushner Scale, adjusted to 0–10 scale.

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