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Comparison of quality of speech after Veau-Wardill-Kilner pushback operation and the Cronin modification in the primary treatment of cleft palate


, : Comparison of quality of speech after Veau-Wardill-Kilner pushback operation and the Cronin modification in the primary treatment of cleft palate. Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery 27(2): 113-118

The quality of speech was compared in 124 young adults with isolated cleft palate. Forty-seven subjects were excluded because of the presence of factors that might have biased the evaluation of the success rate of the two operations studied, leaving 77 subjects who had undergone primary palatoplasty for analysis. One stage closure of the soft and hard palate was done for 43 patients by the mucoperiosteal palatal V to Y pushback technique (Veau-Wardill-Kilner, group V), and 34 underwent the Cronin modification (group C). Their speech was tape recorded, analysed by three qualified listeners, and hypernasality assessed by four published hypernasality indexes. More subjects in group C achieved normal resonance than in group V, who had higher hypernasality index scores than group C. The groups managed pressure consonants similarly. Only a few patients had weak plosives, audible nasal air emission, or compensatory articulation. Similar numbers of secondary operations were done for both groups. However, group V would have actually required secondary surgery more frequently than group C.

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