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High-Arched Palate

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Overview

    • Look For

    • Inspect and palpate the palate for elevation of the floor of the nasal fossa.
    • Causes of High-Arched Palate

    • Hereditary disorders - most commonly Marfan’s syndrome.
    • Congenital defects
    • Note

    • Vitamin D deficiency causes a pseudo- high arch, due to hypoplasia of the alveolar and palatine processes.
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