ASPECTOS ETIOLOGICOS DA HIPERNASALIDADE CONSEQUENTE A PARALISIA DE PALATO MOLE - RELATO DE 6 CASOS
Alternative titleEtiology of the hypernasality secondary to palate paralysis - Report of 6 cases
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The authors studied the main aspects of etiology of the palate paralysis in six children suffering from soft palate paralysis. They emphasized the importance of multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients with this disease. In the author's cases the most likely etiologies were: neuropathy post-viral epidemic parotitis, tumors localized in the posterior cerebral fossa and idiopathic. They concluded that it is extremely important in these patients a detailed otorhinolaryngologic, neurologic and fonoaudiologic examinations.