bifid uvula


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uvula

 [u´vu-lah]
1. any hanging, fleshy mass.
2. palatine uvula. adj., adj u´vular.
uvula of bladder a rounded elevation at the bladder neck in males, formed by convergence of muscle fibers terminating in the urethra. Called also uvula vesicae.
bifid uvula bifurcation of the uvula, an incomplete form of cleft palate.
uvula cerebel´li uvula vermis.
uvula palati´na (palatine uvula) the small, fleshy mass hanging from the soft palate above the root of the tongue.
Features of the oral cavity, including the uvula. From Applegate, 2000.
uvula ver´mis the part of the vermis of the cerebellum between the pyramid and nodule; it is a lobule that forms the posterior limit of the fourth ventricle. Called also uvula cerebelli.
uvula vesi´cae urina´riae uvula of bladder.

bi·fid u·vu·la

[MIM*192100]
bifurcation of the uvula, constituting a partially cleft soft palate.

bifid uvula

A uvula with a central cleft, a common anomaly seen in ±1% of whites and 10% of Native Americans. Persons with a cleft uvula should not have their adenoids removed because, without the adenoids, they cannot achieve proper closure between the soft palate and pharynx while speaking and develop hypernasal speech.

bi·fid u·vu·la

(bīfid yūvyū-lă) [MIM*192100]
Bifurcation of the uvula, constituting a partially cleft soft palate.
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The indications for superior adenoidectomy were a short soft palate (n=14), bifid uvula (n=4), and questionable palatal mobility (n=4).
She had a short soft palate, but no bifid uvula or submucosal cleft palate.
Gibb reviewed data on 27,734 children who had undergone tonsil and adenoid removal and found that only 19 had experienced subsequent hypernasality; 18 of them had some degree of a short soft palate, and five also had a bifid uvula. [2]
Calnan defined submucosal cleft palate as the triad of a bifid uvula, notching of the posterior border of the hard palate, and a muscular diastasis of the velum (zona pellucida).
[13] These indicators include a submucosal defect of the hard palate, a short or thin velum, anterior dimpling of the velum, midline translucency of the velum, poor velar elevation, and the presence of a bifid uvula. He emphasized the importance of evaluating the point where the soft palate buckles during phonation in relation to the pharynx.
Other features were Frontal bossing, contractures of fingers, joint laxity, hypertelorism, residual cleft palate 2x1cm and bifid uvula. PR: 90/min, BP: 110/70mm Hg.