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Submucous Cleft Palate Images, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

   

Submucous cleft palate is a type of cleft palate. To understand it, the terms and anatomy of mouth should be cleared. Palate is the roof of mouth cavity and cleft is the partition of palate which separates it into two parts from mid. Submucous is the membrane which covers cleft palate. Palate consist of two main portions I.e. soft palate which is the muscular part and hard palate which is the bony part. Where soft palate ends, a small finger like tissue hangs which is known as uvula. The mucous membrane covers the cleft palate in a way that it becomes difficult to see cleft palate with naked eye.


The submucous cleft palate in case of soft palate appears as deficiency in mid line or incorrect positioning of muscles. Submucous cleft palate in case of hard palate appears as bony defect right in the middle of hard palate. When palate is touched with a finger, it appears as a groove or depression right in the middle of palate. Sometimes uvula or bifid may associate with submucous cleft palate. It is a congenital abnormality which occurs during fetal development within mother's womb. Submucous cleft palate show effects on speech.

Submucous Cleft Palate Images


Submucous Cleft Palate Images, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Submucous Cleft Palate Symptoms


Submucous cleft palate show effects on speech of patient because of improper functioning of cleft palate muscles. Submucous cleft palate may generate problems in middle ear and patient face problem in hearing. Patient have to face difficulty in swallowing. In some patients it is asymptomatic and do not show apparent signs and symptoms. Submucous cleft palate may transfer from generation to generation as an obvious cleft palate transfers via hereditary. Patient may utter during speech. And sometimes patient cannot pronunciation a word properly because of improper attachment of muscles. These are the visible symptoms which makes its diagnosis easy.

Submucous Cleft Palate Causes


Submucous cleft palate is a congenital disease which occurs during fetal development within the womb of mother. The muscles of cleft in the palate attach abnormally to uvula and cause problems. This condition is known as bifid uvula. As it is a congenital abnormality so many genes are responsible for its cause. During pregnancy, when mother have some medications which are not suitable for fetus and can pass placental barrier can cause submucous cleft palate in fetus. Some environmental factors to which mother during pregnancy is exposed may also cause submucous cleft palate.

Submucous Cleft Palate Treatment


Submucous cleft palate is a congenital abnormality so it cannot be treated. But the symptoms can be resolved with specific treatment options. Like for feeding and swallowing problems some special techniques are used to resolve them. Ear and nose problems can be treated with consultation to ENT specialist. Surgery is the option which is performed to make the abnormality muscles aligned. The palate repairs and there is no pharyngeal flap seen. It is performed under general anesthesia and the primary goal is to have good speech production. Pre and post surgical evaluation is necessary in patients to check progress.

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