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High-arched palate

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High-arched palate

A high-arched palate (also termed high-vaulted palate) is where the palate is unusually high and narrow. It is usually a developmental feature that may occur in isolation or in association with a number of conditions. It may also be an acquired condition caused by chronic thumb-sucking. High-arched palate may cause narrowed airway and sleep disordered breathing.[1]

Example conditions which may be associated with high-arched palate include:

See also


  1. ^ Friedman M (2009). Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-surgical Therapy. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 6.  
  2. ^ a b Ghom AG; Ghom SA (1 July 2014). Textbook of Oral Medicine. JP Medical Ltd. pp. 810–812.  
  3. ^ Minić, S; Trpinac, D; Gabriel, H; Gencik, M; Obradović, M (January 2013). "Dental and oral anomalies in incontinentia pigmenti: a systematic review.". Clinical oral investigations 17 (1): 1–8.  

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