oa South African Medical Journal - The palatal tunnel

Volume 43, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The shape of the baby's palate is not related to the tongue but to the nipple. The palate acts as a roof and the tongue as a floor for a palatal tunnel traversed by a nipple behind whose lacteals the baby's gums fix.

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