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5 yr old has deviated uvula to the left, says 'ahh' it pulls even more to the left. Any ideas ?

Hi, I m a Speech Pathologist and I was performing an Oral Mech exam on a 5 year old boy. I noticed he has a deviated uvula to the left and began to research. He does not have any other symptoms of a cranial nerve problem as far as I can tell. When he says ahh it pulls even more to the left. Is there anything else we need to be concerned with this case?
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It could be a normal variant / occasionally nerve palsy (IX)
To be sure, the boy must be examined by a neurologist for further assessment and assistance.

Take care     
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 6 Sep 2013
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