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Causes of Velopharyngeal incompetence

Causes of Velopharyngeal incompetence

Velopharyngeal incompetence can be caused by a cleft palate, cleft palate surgery, congenital short palate, paralysis, and enlarged tonsils. Velopharyngeal closure can also be caused by surgical removal of the uvula, part of the palate, and tonsils (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty).

Velopharyngeal incompetence: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Velopharyngeal incompetence, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Velopharyngeal incompetence:

Velopharyngeal incompetence: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Velopharyngeal incompetence: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Velopharyngeal incompetence as a symptom:

Conditions listing Velopharyngeal incompetence as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Velopharyngeal incompetence. Our database lists the following as having Velopharyngeal incompetence as a symptom of that condition:

Related information on causes of Velopharyngeal incompetence:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Velopharyngeal incompetence may be found in:


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