nasal emission

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na·sal e·mis·sion

(nā'zăl ē-mish'ŭn)
speech pathology The sound of air forcefully flowing through the nose during speech (as opposed to nasal resonance), usually due to poor valving between the oral and nasal cavities, as in cleft palate.
See: hypernasality
Synonym(s): nasal escape.
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In patients over four years, in whom the time course is more pressed due to the difficulty in elimination of compensatory articulations acquired ater prolonged time with nasal escape, the pharyngeal flap is the procedure of choice if the nasal endoscopy shows lateral wall movement with poor central closure [8, 15-17, 19].
Nighttime snoring was even considered a measure of success as it indicated a low likelihood of nasal escape. However, more recent studies have shown that this important clinical entity is not only a source of significant morbidities including snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, learning disabilities, irritability, perioperative aspiration pneumonia, growth retardation, heart disease, and hypertension, but also mortality with perioperative respiratory arrest and sudden death.
Investigation of nasality (nasal escape) in speech.