Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Conditions | Lurie Children's

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Ear, Nose & Throat Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric specialists treat a wide range of ENT conditions, both common and rare. See a list of the conditions we treat​.

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Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD)

Velopharyngeal dysfunction, or VPD, is a condition resulting from inadequate closure of the velopharyngeal port, or the opening between the nose and the mouth, during speech. Children with VPD have speech that is difficult to understand by others, as too much or too little sound comes from the nose. This is a common condition among children...