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A 33-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my infant has no uvula from birth!?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Ignore it: It has no specific purpose I can think of.If there are other defects of the soft or hard palate, it might be something a surgeon could fashion during a restorative procedure.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

My infant has no uvula from birth. What could have caused this?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
Uvula: Usually from how the palate came together when it was forming. No consequence from an absent uvula
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo commented
Pediatrics 26 years experience
A uvula absent at birth infrequently can be associated with genetic conditions such as cerebrocostomandibular syndrome, anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, Apert syndrome, and hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome. Other conditions would be present and would normally trigger investigation. Congenital absence of the uvula not associated with other problems is rare, but possible.
Oct 5, 2014
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Agrre with comment of Dr. Russo
Oct 5, 2014
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