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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Uvula connected to tonsil
I recently noticed that my 21 month old`s uvula is attached to one of her tonsils. Is this normal, or something we should be concerned about?
Thank you for the interesting question. Likely the uvula is only stuck against the tonsil and not permanently attached.
I would check the uvula again, maybe after having your child drink some water. If the issue persists, or there are associated swallowing issues I would consult your pediatrician.
Ravindhra G Elluru, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati