Sherif M. Askar1*, Hazem S. Amer1, Amal S. Quriba2, Mostafa H. Hassaan1, Ahmad M. Anany1 and Ashraf Al- Malt1
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Zagazig University, Egypt
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, phoniatric unit, Zagazig University, Egypt
Objectives: Otolaryngologists often face a problem when they have a patient with inflammatory indications for tonsillectomy particularly in developing countries where infection is endemic and its complications are dangerous. This work aims at presenting our experience in tonsillectomy (due to inflammatory indications) in patients with submucous cleft palate and to assess its effects on speech.Materials and
Methods: Thirteen patients with submucous cleft palate complaining of inflammatory indications for tonsillectomy were subjected to the protocol of speech assessment including videonasopharyngoscopy and nasometric assessment.Results: Comparison between preoperative and postoperative results of speech assessment, endoscopic velopharyngeal closure as well as nasometric assessment all revealed non-significant differences.Conclusion: Tonsillectomy due to inflammatory indications could be performed in patients with SCP, and gives no or little effects on the performance of velopharyngeal sphincter.
Speech; Tonsillectomy; Submucous cleft palate
Askar SM, Amer HS, Quriba AS, Hassaan MH, Anany AM, Al- Malt A. Speech Outcomes after Tonsillectomy (For Tonsillitis) in Patients with Submucous Cleft Palate. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1174.