Recording of endoscopy and fluoroscopy of the vocal tract with sound (or its absence): a disappointment

  • Robert J. Shprintzen President and Chairman of the Board, Virtual Center for Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome, USA.
  • Pablo Antonio Ysunza Ian Jackson Craniofacial and Cleft Palate Clinic of Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Michigan, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, USA
Keywords: Editorial


There is an old say: “The devil knows more for being old than for being the devil”. One of the advantages of being old and observing clinical practice and clinical research advance is that successful procedures and methods can be selected and put into practice. Indeed, it is possible to define when practices we thought could be used by our peers simply by being reported in the literature have proven to be doubtful hopes that leave us trying to find out what went wrong. Such is the case with imaging procedures of the vocal tract during speech tasks.