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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Uvulectomy

12/28/2009

Question:

Hi, i have trouble starting to talk from birth, once started to talk i can talk little better. I had lots of inflammation in my throat as i had huge tonsils. i removed my tonsils and adenoids 2 years back and about 50% of inflammation is reduced but it is still there, i guess because of long uvula. I feel like if i undergo uvula removal surgery, it can help cure inflammation and my speech will be better. Can uvula be responsible for stuttering and can its removal cure it??

Answer:

The uvula usually does not cause stuttering. You should see an Otolaryngologist who works with a speech and language pathologist.

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Response by:

Yash J Patil, MD Yash J Patil, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati