Velopharyngeal assesses working speech structures
Fluoroscopy Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Test
A velopharyngeal insufficiency test by video fluoroscopy is a procedure for adults and children with persistent hypernasal speech. This procedure allows the SLP and ENT/Craniofacial surgical team to identify the anatomy, physiology and closure pattern of velopharyngeal port to assist with treatment planning and/or surgical intervention.
During the procedure, a patient is recorded while speaking the three positions to assess the functional structures during speech.