A 2-year-old female asked:
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my son (2.5 yo) has velopharyngeal insufficiency due to the muscles not working properly. will speech therapy fix this or is surgery needed?

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Dr. Omar Matuk-villazon
12 years experience Pediatrics
Both: Velopharingeal insufficency encompass a large number of diseases, the best treatment will be via interdisciplinary team composed of ENT, Plastic Surgery, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, etc. Depending on the severity the team will decide to do a surgical procedure. In my experience the best place to do this will be on an Academic Center near you.
Answered on Apr 2, 2015
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