SIG 5 Perspectives Vol. 22, No. 2, October 2012
This issue of Perspectives reviews velopharyngeal anatomy and physiology for the practicing clinician. In addition, we review basic terms and concepts related to genetics and common analysis techniques.
You will be able to:
- identify the anatomic structures and musculature involved in velopharyngeal function
- describe the function of each muscle involved in velopharyngeal function, and how these muscles interact to facilitate velopharyngeal closure
- describe the different patterns of velopharyngeal closure
- identify key genetic terms and concepts associated with clinical testing
- describe common clinical analysis of genetic disorders
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