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Is it normal for a cleft palate child not to have the uvula?
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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cleft palate
The uvula may be involved if the cleft is in the soft palate or the hard and soft palate.
Closure of the cleft palate will not necessarily restore the appearance of a uvula, however, this is not medically necessary for future speech.

In brief: Cleft palate
The uvula may be involved if the cleft is in the soft palate or the hard and soft palate.
Closure of the cleft palate will not necessarily restore the appearance of a uvula, however, this is not medically necessary for future speech.
Dr. Renee Burke
Dr. Renee Burke
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Dr. Otto Placik
Occasionally cleft palates may present with the appearance of a double uvula (minor cleft or sub mucous cleft of soft palate)
Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: It is common
All children with cleft palate have a uvula that is split into two halves.
It is usually put together during surgery but may not be visible on regular exam.

In brief: It is common
All children with cleft palate have a uvula that is split into two halves.
It is usually put together during surgery but may not be visible on regular exam.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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