II. Exam

  1. Do not palpate (provokes a strong Gag Reflex)
  2. Observe asymmetry of Soft Palate when says "Eee"
  3. Soft Palate is a cancer prone site!
    1. Observe for white persistent lesions (Leukoplakia)
    2. Observe for red lesions that cannot be wiped away

III. Management

  1. Indications to biopsy Soft Palate lesions:
    1. Suspicious lesion not resolved in 2 weeks
    2. Tobacco abuse history

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Ontology: Palate, Soft (C0030219)

Definition (MSHCZE) Pohyblivé měkké patro následuje za zadním okrajem tvrdého patra dále v horní dutině ustní. Uprostřed vzdálenějšího okraje měkkého patra je zavěšena uvula.
Definition (NCI_NCI-GLOSS) The back, muscular (not bony) part of the roof of the mouth.
Definition (NCI_CDISC) A movable fold suspended from the posterior border of the hard palate. (MeSH)
Definition (NCI) A movable fold suspended from the posterior border of the hard palate. (MeSH)
Definition (MSH) A movable fold suspended from the posterior border of the hard palate. The uvula hangs from the middle of the lower border.
Concepts Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component (T023)
MSH D010160
SnomedCT 49460000
HL7 PLATS
LNC LA16113-5
English Palate, Soft, Palates, Soft, Palatinum, Velum, Velum Palatinum, Palatum molle, Velum palatinum, soft palates, palate soft, soft palate, SOFT PALATE, PALATE, SOFT, Soft Palate, Soft palate, Soft palate structure, Soft palate structure (body structure)
French Voile du palais, Velum palatinum, Palais mou
Swedish Mjukgom
Czech patro měkké, měkké patro, velum palatinum, palatum molle
Finnish Pehmeä suulaki
Russian NEBO MIAGKOE, NEBNAIA ZANAVESKA, НЕБНАЯ ЗАНАВЕСКА, НЕБО МЯГКОЕ
Italian Velo palatino, Velopendulo, Palato molle
Latvian Aukslējas, mīkstās, Mīkstās aukslējas
Polish Podniebienie miękkie
Japanese 口蓋帆, 軟口蓋
Croatian NEPCE, MEKO
Norwegian Palatum molle, Velum palatinum, Den bløte ganen, bløte ganen, Ganeseil
Spanish estructura del paladar blando (estructura corporal), estructura del paladar blando, paladar blando, velo del paladar, velo palatino, Paladar Blando, Velo del Paladar
German Gaumen, weicher, Gaumensegel, Velum palatinum
Dutch Gehemelte, zacht, Palatum molle, Velum palatinum, Zacht gehemelte
Portuguese Palato Mole, Véu Palatino