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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

June 2007
Volume 38 , Issue 6

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Application of a specially designed palatal lift prosthesis to a patient with velopharyngeal incompetence due to severe brain injury

Kosuke Honda, DDS, PhD / Masahiro Urade, DDS, PhD / Yumiko Kandori

PMID: 17625619

This article reports the evaluation of the therapeutic effect of a palatal lift prosthesis with a specially designed connection between the anterior denture base and the palatal lifting plate in a patient with velopharyngeal incompetence due to severe brain injury. (Quintessence Int 2007;38:527.e316320)

Key words: articulatory function, brain injury, dysarthria, nasality, palatal lift, prosthesis, velopharyngeal incompetence

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