High-arched palate

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A high-arched palate (also termed high-vaulted palate) is where the palate is unusually high and narrow. It is usually a developmental feature that may occur in isolation or in association with a number of conditions. It may also be an acquired condition caused by chronic thumb-sucking. A high-arched palate may result in a narrowed airway and sleep disordered breathing.[1]

Example conditions which may be associated with a high-arched palate include:

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  1. ^ Friedman M (2009). Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-surgical Therapy. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 6. ISBN 1-4160-3112-X.
  2. ^ a b Ghom AG; Ghom SA (1 July 2014). Textbook of Oral Medicine. JP Medical Ltd. pp. 810–812. ISBN 978-93-5152-303-1.
  3. ^ Minić, S; Trpinac, D; Gabriel, H; Gencik, M; Obradović, M (January 2013). "Dental and oral anomalies in incontinentia pigmenti: a systematic review". Clinical oral investigations. 17 (1): 1–8. doi:10.1007/s00784-012-0721-5. PMC 3586138. PMID 22453515.