Velopharyngeal dystonia: An unusual focal task-specific dystonia? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Airway Obstruction
  • Glottis
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Laryngeal Edema
  • Polyps

abstract

  • © 2017 Patel et al. Background: Velopharyngeal dysfunction produces a nasal speech pattern because of the inability to close the nasal airway during speech, most often associated with anatomical abnormalities of the palate. Case Report: We describe two cases of possible velopharyngeal dystonia, a task-specific movement disorder causing a speech pattern similar to velopharyngeal dysfunction. Both patients experienced treatment response with anticholinergic medication. Discussion: Dystonia affecting speech via involvement of the pharyngeal musculature may be an unrecognized etiology of voice disorders.

publication date

  • January 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5626921

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7916/D8611961

PubMed ID

  • 28983420

Additional Document Info

volume

  • 7