Macroglossia

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Macroglossia

Macroglossia is an abnormal enlargement of the tongue. It is commonly observed with type 2 glycogen storage disease ({232300}), neurofibromatosis ({162200}), congenital hypothyroidism, and the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome ({130650}).
 

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The terms "Macroglossia" returned 21 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lymphangiomatous macroglossia associated with extensive cervicomediastinal cystic hygromas.
 

Author(s): Li-Hsiang Cheng, Jih-Chin Lee, Chuan-Hsiang Kao, Zheng-Ping Shi, Yaoh-Shiang Lin

Journal: J Chin Med Assoc. 2013 Nov;76(11):653-6.

 

Children with lymphangiomatous macroglossia often have difficulty eating and talking, and their airways may be compromised because of bleeding and infection, especially when extensive cervicomediastinal cystic hygromas are present. We report a case of lymphangiomatous macroglossia ...

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2013

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Giant macroglossia with persistent nonocclusion in a neonate.
 

Author(s): Philemon E Okoro, Oladimeji A Akadiri

Journal: Afr J Paediatr Surg. ;8(2):229-31.

 

Excessive enlargement of the tongue, macroglossia, is a well-recognised clinical condition which can pose significant social and health problems. We report a case of a neonate who was born with a tongue grossly enlarged to the point of inability to feed and deformation of the jaw. ...

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011

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[Macroglossia and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome].
 

Author(s): Dragan Krasić, Predrag Radović, Nikola Burić, Dragana Drasić, Zoran Pešić, Goran Videnović

Journal: Srp Arh Celok Lek. ;139(5-6):366-9.

 

In 1963 Beckwith presented a report on the first patient with extreme cytomegaly of adrenal cortex, hyperplasia of kidneys and pancreas and Leydig cell hyperplasia. Wiedemann completed description of the new syndrome by adding umbilical hernia and macroglossia. The diagnosis is made ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2011

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