palatopharyngeal incompetence

palatopharyngeal incompetence

inability of the soft palate to contribute to palatopharyngeal closure.
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Either of the fore mentioned scenarios would lead to lower motor neuron neuropathy manifesting as palatopharyngeal incompetence. The higher incidence of the condition in childhood is possibly due to immature neural tissue that is rendered more susceptible than in adults.
There is a palatal cleft in 35% of patients, and an additional 30 to 40% have congenital palatopharyngeal incompetence. [4,5] Ear anomalies are common and vary from minor malformations to severe microtia.