Hot potato voice.
The structure marked by an arrow in the image is Adenoids
HYPONASALITY or RHINOLALIA CLAUSA
Due to blockage of the nose or nasopharynx
- Common cold
- Nasal allergy
- Nasal polypi
- Nasal growth
- Adenoid Hypertrophy
- Nasopharyngeal mass
- Familial speech pattern
HYPERNASALITY or RHINOLALIA APERTA
Failure of nasopharynx to cut off from oropharynx or abnormal communication between oral and nasal cavities
- Velopharyngeal insufficiency
- Congenitally short soft palate
- Submucous palate
- Large nasopharynx
- Cleft on soft palate
- Paralysis of soft palate
- Oro-nasal fistula
Hot potato voice is seen in epiglottitis, peritonsillar abscess and peritonsillitis.
Staccato speech: abnormal speech in which the person pauses between words, breaking the rhythm of the phrase or sentence. The condition is sometimes observed in association with multiple sclerosis.