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Paper-thin roof: submucosal cleft palate with rhinolalia aperta
  1. Geng Ju Tuang,
  2. Zainal Azmi Zainal Abidin
  1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Selayang, Batu Caves, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Geng Ju Tuang, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Selayang, Batu Caves 68100, Malaysia; erictgj{at}gmail.com

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A 30-year-old man presented to us with a 1-week history of sore throat. Clinical assessment revealed him conversing with hypernasality. Apart from the slightly inflamed tonsils, his ear, nose and throat examination were unremarkable. He denied previous history of surgery. Oral examination showed a wide prominent palatal notch with thinned out translucent mucosa. The uvula was bifid (figure 1). Subsequent palpation confirmed a musculature defect over the soft palate. In correlation with his …

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  • Contributors GJT was responsible for manuscript drafting, reviewing and editing. ZAZA was responsible for supervising, manuscript reviewing and editing.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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