Disease Information for Palatopharyngeal incompetence

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Anorexia in Infant
Failure to Thrive
Failure to Thrive Child
Failure to thrive/infant sign
Feeding/Apetite Problems Child
Noisy Breathing
Noisy Breathing Child
Dysphonia
Frequent Gagging Choking Clearing throat
Garbled/nasal sounding voice
Infant Abnormal Cry/Quality
Nasal/Hyponasal sound to voice
Runny nose/rhinorrhea
Snoring
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Nasal obstruction
Palatopharyngeal incompetence
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/ENT Surgery
Definition

Failure of the soft palate to reach the posterior pharyngeal wall. It may be caused by cleft palate surgery, palatal or pharyngeal abnormalities or injury, or neuromuscular dysfunction of the velopharyngeal sphincter. It causes hypernasality of speech.

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