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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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