glossoptosis


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Related to glossoptosis: arachnodactyly, Stickler syndrome

glos·sop·to·sis

, glossoptosia (glos'op-tō'sis, -op-tō'sē-ă),
Displacement of the tongue toward the pharynx.
[glosso- + G. ptōsis, a falling]

glossoptosis

[glos′optō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, glossa + ptosis, falling
the retraction or downward displacement of the tongue.

glos·sop·to·sis

, glossoptosia (glos'op-tō'sis, -op-tō'sē-ă)
Displacement of tongue toward pharynx.
[glosso- + G. ptōsis, a falling]

glossoptosis,

n a downward displacement of the tongue; a severe displacement may occlude the airway.
References in periodicals archive ?
While the current complete name is "Pierre Robin Malformation Sequence," [2] it has also been know as "Cleft Palate, Micrognathia and Glossoptosis," "Robin Anomalad," [6] "Pierre Robin Complex," [5] and as "Pierre Robin Syndrome.
There was associated micrognathia and glossoptosis.
Children with Down syndrome have a number of other factors contributing to development of SDB including macroglossia, glossoptosis, hypopharyngeal collapse, tracheal stenosis, laryngomalacia and recurrent enlarged adenoids (27,28).
It is associated with a cleft palate and consists of micrognathia, glossoptosis, and varying degrees of airway obstruction.