aglossia


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Related to aglossia: ankyloglossia, macroglossia

aglossia

 [ah-glos´e-ah]
congenital absence of the tongue.

a·glos·si·a

(ā-glos'ē-ă),
Congenital absence of the tongue.
[G. a- priv. + glōssa, tongue]

aglossia

/aglos·sia/ (a-glos´e-ah) congenital absence of the tongue.

aglossia

[əglos′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, a + glossa, without tongue
congenital absence of the tongue.

aglossia

Tonguelessness–ergo, speechlessness

a·glos·si·a

(ā-glos'ē-ă)
Congenital absence of the tongue.
[G. a- priv. + glōssa, tongue]

aglossia (aglôs´ēə),

n a developmental anomaly in which a portion or all of the tongue is absent.

aglossia

congenital absence of the tongue.
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The Occipital somites migrate normally, but because of agenesis of first arch, they are unable to form musculature in cases of aglossia.
3 Isolated Congenital Aglossia was reported by Kumar et al in a four-year old Indian female child.
Gradual hypertrophy of the muscles of floor of mouth is a common finding in most cases of aglossia, especially of the Mylohyoid muscle, possibly due to constant stimulation during swallowing.
Taste is a subjective sensation and taste perceptions in aglossia patients have been documented to be intact.
Possible treatments of aglossia sequelae have been discussed in literature.
On January 14th 2013, two famous cases of the very rare and unusual Isolated Congenital Aglossia were presented in a symposium held in Brazil.
Oromandiabular limb hypogenesis syndrome: A case of aglossia with an intra-oral band.
Congenital aglossia with Situs inversus totalis - a case report.
Thyroid dysfunction in a patient with aglossia, Am J Med Genet 2003; 122 (3): 274-277.
Isolated aglossia in a six year old child presenting with impaired speech: A case report.