CRANIOFACIAL | CLEFT
The tissue that hangs down in the back of the throat is called the uvula. If the uvula is bifid, or split, it could indicate a submucous cleft palate. A bifid uvula or submucous cleft palate may indicate that the palatal muscles that are necessary for speech are misaligned and may need to be repaired back into their proper position. Dr. Snider will examine your child to identify an underlying submucous cleft, and if intervention is required for full development.