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Sleep Apnea: What It Is, Causes, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/8718-sleep-apnea

Nov 15th, 2022 - Overview Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and soft palate block the airway while you’re sleeping. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition that causes you to stop breathing while you’re sleeping. The word “apnea” comes from the Greek word for “breathless.” Sleep apnea happens because you stop breathing in your sleep. This happens either because of blockage of your airway (o...

Mouth cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mouth-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20350997

Oct 26th, 2022 - Overview What is mouth cancer? A Mayo Clinic expert explains Learn more about mouth cancer, also called oral cancer, from oncologist Katharine Price, M.D. Show transcript for video What is mouth cancer? A Mayo Clinic expert explains Hello, I'm Dr. Katharine Price, an oncologist at Mayo Clinic. In this video, we'll cover the basics of oral cancer: What is it? Who gets it? The symptoms, diagnosis...

Lip Lines: Vertical Lip Wrinkles, Causes, Filler
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Oct 25th, 2022 - Overview What are lip lines? Lip lines are vertical wrinkles that can appear on your lips and extend from your upper lip to the tip of your nose. Lip wrinkles may range from fine, subtle lines to deep creases. What are other names for lip lines? Lip lines are also called smoker’s lines and lipstick lines. Healthcare providers may use the terms “perioral rhytides” or “perioral wrinkles.” (“Peri”...

Stickler Syndrome:
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Sep 30th, 2022 - Overview What is Stickler syndrome? Stickler syndrome is a genetic condition that affects connective tissues that support and give structure to other organs in your body, primarily in the face, ears, eyes and joints. This hereditary condition can cause facial abnormalities like a cleft palate. The condition can lead to problems with vision, hearing and movement. Stickler syndrome is also known ...

Tonsil cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tonsil-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20367939

Sep 22nd, 2022 - Overview Tonsils Open pop-up dialog box Close Tonsils Tonsils Your tonsils are two oval-shaped pads in the back of your mouth. Your tonsils are part of your body's germ-fighting immune system. Tonsil cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that forms in a tonsil. Your tonsils are two oval-shaped pads in the back of your mouth that are part of your body's germ-fighting immune system. Tonsil cancer...

Craniosynostosis - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/craniosynostosis/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20354520

Sep 15th, 2022 - Craniosynostosis Care at Mayo Clinic Craniosynostosis – Mayo Clinic Show transcript for video Craniosynostosis – Mayo Clinic My name is Edward Ahn. I'm a pediatric neurosurgeon and I'll be working on the treatment, the surgical treatment of all neurological disorders of children here at Mayo Clinic. Craniosynostosis is, as we mentioned, the early fusion of the bony plates on the skull, and it r...

Cleft lip and cleft palate - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cleft-palate/symptoms-causes/syc-20370985

Sep 15th, 2022 - Overview Cleft lip Open pop-up dialog box Close Cleft lip Cleft lip A cleft lip is an opening or split in the upper lip that occurs when developing facial structures in an unborn baby don't close completely. Cleft lip may be unilateral or bilateral. A baby with a cleft lip may also experience a cleft in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate). Cleft palate Open pop-up dialog box Close Cleft palate...

Cleft lip and cleft palate - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cleft-palate/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20370996

Sep 15th, 2022 - Cleft lip and cleft palate care at Mayo Clinic Extensive experience. Mayo Clinic specialists treat hundreds of children each year who have cleft lip and cleft palate, including the most complicated cases. Multispecialty team approach. Mayo's team at the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic in Minnesota includes experts from various specialties, depending on your child's needs. Directed by plastic surg...

Cleft lip and cleft palate - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cleft-palate/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20370990

Sep 15th, 2022 - Diagnosis Most cases of cleft lip and cleft palate are noticed right away at birth and don't require special tests for diagnosis. Increasingly, cleft lip and cleft palate are seen on ultrasound before the baby is born. Ultrasound before birth A prenatal ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to create pictures of the developing fetus. When analyzing the pictures, a doctor may detect a diffe...

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ehlers-danlos-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20362125

Aug 25th, 2022 - Overview Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders that affect your connective tissues — primarily your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. Connective tissue is a complex mixture of proteins and other substances that provide strength and elasticity to the underlying structures in your body. People who have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome usually have overly flexible joints and stretchy, ...

Submucous Cleft Palate: Symptoms,
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Aug 19th, 2022 - Overview What is a submucous cleft palate? A submucous cleft palate (SMCP) is a type of cleft palate. Your palate is the roof of your mouth. A cleft refers to a separation (or opening) in the palate. Your palate consists of the hard palate (the bony front portion of the roof of your mouth) or the soft palate (the soft back portion of the roof of your mouth). Someone with a submucous cleft palat...

Bifid Uvula: What It Is,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23943-bifid-uvula

Aug 4th, 2022 - Overview What is a bifid uvula? A bifid uvula is a uvula that’s forked or split into two parts. (Your uvula is the fleshy hanging ball in the back of your throat.) Some healthcare providers call a bifid uvula a “cleft uvula.” That’s because it’s the mildest form of cleft palate — a condition in which your baby’s palate (roof of their mouth) has a split or opening. Like cleft palate, bifid uvula...

Sjogren's syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sjogrens-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353221

Aug 2nd, 2022 - Diagnosis Sjogren's syndrome can be difficult to diagnose because the signs and symptoms vary from person to person and can be similar to those caused by other diseases. Side effects of a number of medications also mimic some signs and symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome. Tests can help rule out other conditions and help pinpoint a diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome. Blood tests Your doctor might order...

Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI): Dysfunction
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17935-velopharyngeal-dysfunction-vpd

Jul 25th, 2022 - Overview What is velopharyngeal insufficiency? Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) occurs when the sphincter between your oral and nasal cavities doesn’t close completely. It can make your voice sound nasally or cause speech problems. In severe cases, solid foods or fluids may regurgitate (come up) through your nose. VPI is a type of velopharyngeal dysfunction. It involves the velopharyngeal sph...

Diastema: Definition,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23477-diastema

Jul 15th, 2022 - Overview What is diastema? Diastema is the clinical term for a gap between teeth. While gaps can develop anywhere in your mouth, diastema is most common between your two front teeth (midline diastema). Gaps between your teeth may be small or large. Diastema usually doesn’t have a negative impact on your oral health. However, in some cases, it could be a symptom of gum disease. Who does diastema...

Hirsutism: What It Is, In Women, Causes
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14523-hirsutism

Jul 8th, 2022 - Overview Hirsutism causes thick, dark hair to grow in areas that typically grow fine, light hair. What is hirsutism? Hirsutism is a common condition that causes excessive hair growth. It primarily affects women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB). You may develop coarse, dark hair growth on your upper lip, chin, chest, abdomen or back instead of the fine hair sometimes referred to as “pe...

Carcinoid syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carcinoid-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20370666

Jul 7th, 2022 - Overview Carcinoid syndrome occurs when a rare cancerous tumor called a carcinoid tumor secretes certain chemicals into your bloodstream, causing a variety of signs and symptoms. A carcinoid tumor, which is a type of neuroendocrine tumor, occurs most often in the gastrointestinal tract or the lungs. Carcinoid syndrome typically occurs in people who have carcinoid tumors that are advanced. Treat...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate: Causes, Dia
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Jun 13th, 2022 - Overview Before and after images of a young boy after surgeries to treat a unilateral cleft lip. A cleft lip is an opening or split in the upper lip that occurs during fetal development. What are cleft lip and cleft palate? A cleft lip and cleft palate are openings in a baby's upper lip or roof of the mouth (palate). They're congenital abnormalities (birth defects) that form while a fetus devel...

Canker Sore (Aphthous Ulcer): What It Is,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10945-canker-sores

Jun 9th, 2022 - Overview Canker sores show up inside the mouth on the lower lip, unlike cold sores. What are canker sores? Canker sores — or aphthous ulcers — are small, shallow ulcers that occur in the lining of your mouth. A canker sore starts as a white or yellowish mouth sore with a red border. They’re usually very small (less than 1 millimeter) but may grow to 1/2 inch to 1 inch in diameter. You can get c...

Laryngitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/laryngitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20374262

Jun 7th, 2022 - Overview How speech occurs Open pop-up dialog box Close How speech occurs How speech occurs Speech occurs when air flows from the lungs, up the windpipe (trachea) and through the voice box (larynx). This causes the vocal cords to vibrate, creating sound. Sound is shaped into words by the muscles controlling the soft palate, tongue and lips. Vocal cords open and closed Open pop-up dialog box Clo...