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Asymmetric Soft Palate Rise

 
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Overview

  • Look For

  • Asymmetric rise of the soft palate when the patient says 'ahh'.
  • Causes of Asymmetric Palate Rise

  • Neurological - isolated ipsilateral vagus nerve (X) lesion, bulbar palsy, pseudobulbar palsy
  • Mechanical - unilateral pressure from above, e.g. mass
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