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Folia Phoniatr Logop. 2004 May-Jun;56(3):182-91.

The effects of adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy on speech and nasal resonance.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology, Sint-Jan General Hospital, Bruges, Belgium. youri.maryn@azbrugge.be

Abstract

This article presents a review of literature concerning speech and nasal resonance following adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy. In order to comprehend speech-related postoperative changes, the role of the adenoid and the tonsils in speech is discussed as well as the concept of veloadenoidal closure separating oral and nasal cavities. Moreover, the effects of adenoidal and tonsillar hypertrophy on speech and nasal resonance are debated.

PMID:
15087574
DOI:
10.1159/000076940
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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