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AN UNUSUAL CASE OF AN ELONGATED UVULA CAUSING DIFFICULTY DURING MASTICATION

Dr. M. K. Rajasekar*, Dr. Sridhara Narayanan, Dr. Rohini Radhakrishnan and Dr. Mahesh Madhu

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The uvula is a downward projection of the posterior margin of the soft palate, which is formed by the musculus uvulae muscle. An elongated uvula can be associated with various problems such a chronic cough, difficulty in speech, upper airway obstruction or irritation. Here we present a case report of a patient with a long uvula causing difficulty in speech, chronic cough and biting of the uvula during mastication. The patient underwent uvulectomy and was symptomatically relieved.

Keywords: The uvula is a downward symptomatically relieved.


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