Elongated uvula can be associated with habitual snoring and OSA
as well as potential cause of unexplained throat irritation and coughs.
Incidental finding in aymptomatic individual is common.
Elongated uvula secondary to traumatic intubation.
Iatrogenic abrasion of the uvula complicating throat packing during performed for antral washout. This is self-limiting and treatment is symptomatic.
Arising from uvula tip. Arising from proximal
left palatopharyngeal fold.
Another example of uvula papilloma (arrow) - left figure and the excised specimen - right figure. (U - uvula)
Arising from dorsal aspect of central soft palate
beyond the base of uvula.
A pedunculated uvula papilloma in another patient seen under general anaesthesia.
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