cleft uvula

cleft uvula

an abnormal congenital condition in which the uvula is split into halves as a result of the failure of the posterior palatine folds to unite.
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1) The most commonly reported associated defects are (1) abnormalities of the digits of the hands and feet, which occur in as many as 90% of patients (polydactyly in as many as 75%), and (2) oral anomalies--including cleft palate, cleft uvula, micrognathia, and microglossia--which occur in as many as 84% of patients.
Examples of minor malformations include the absence of a hair whorl, extra nipples, frontal bossing, iris freckles, tapered fingers, and a cleft uvula.