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I've been diagnosed with a high arched palate. What does this mean?
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: High arch palate
A high arched palate in isolation is not a problem. It can however occur as part of the physical manifestations of different syndromes that have other head and neck abnormalities and hearing loss.

In brief: High arch palate
A high arched palate in isolation is not a problem. It can however occur as part of the physical manifestations of different syndromes that have other head and neck abnormalities and hearing loss.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Gary Chapman
A high arched palate is usually a manifestation of tongue function and rest posture during growth and development. If the tongue rests low in the mouth, a narrow and high maxilla results. If the tongue rests properly in the roof of the mouth, a broader maxilla results with a concurrent broader airway (the roof the mouth is the floor of the nose). Approximately 30% of the population has a tongue function issue and consequently some manifestation on the size and shape of the maxilla.
Dr. Stratos Christianakis
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Nothing in itself
High arched palate in the context of hypermobile joints can be a sign of marfan's syndrome, but that in itself may just be a normal variation.
We humans come in all shapes and sizes :).

In brief: Nothing in itself
High arched palate in the context of hypermobile joints can be a sign of marfan's syndrome, but that in itself may just be a normal variation.
We humans come in all shapes and sizes :).
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