What is velopharyngeal dysfunction?

Also known as: VPD.

The roof of the mouth, side walls of the throat and back wall of the throat together make up a bodily structure known as the velopharyngeal valve that is important for speech. When something goes wrong with this part of the body, it is known as velopharyngeal dysfunction.


Reviewed by: Yamilet Tirado, MD

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