macroglossia


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mac·ro·glos·si·a

(mak'rō-glos'ē-ă), [MIM*153630]
Enlargement of the tongue, either developmental in origin or secondary to a neoplasm or vascular hamartoma.
Synonym(s): megaloglossia
[macro- + G. glōssa, tongue]

macroglossia

(măk′rō-glô′sē-ə, -glŏs′ē-)
n.
Enlargement of the tongue.

macroglossia

[mak′rōglos′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, makros + glossa, tongue
an excessively large tongue. It is seen in certain syndromes of congenital defects, including Down syndrome.
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Macroglossia

macroglossia

Enlargement of the tongue due to accumulation of various substances, oedema, ectopic tissue, tumours, etc.

DiffDx
Amyloidosis, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, congenital hypo-thyroidism, cystic hygroma, Down syndrome, ectopic thyroid, glycogen storage disease type II (Pompe’s disease), haemangioma (of tongue), Hurler syndrome, intestinal duplication, lymphangioma, mannosidosis, neurofibromatosis, rhabdomyoma, Sandhoff’s disease.

macroglossia

Enlargement of the tongue due to accumulation of various substances, edema, ectopic tissue, tumors, etc DiffDx Amyloidosis, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, congenital hypo-thyroidism, cystic hygroma, Down syndrome, ectopic thyroid, glycogen storage disease, type II–Pompe's disease, hemangioma–of tongue, Hurler syndrome, intestinal duplication, lymphangioma, mannosidosis, neurofibromatosis, rhabdomyoma, Sandhoff's disease

mac·ro·glos·si·a

(mak'rō-glos'ē-ă)
Enlargement of the tongue, either developmental or due to a neoplasm or vascular hamartoma.
Synonym(s): megaloglossia.
[macro- + G. glōssa, tongue]

macroglossia

Enlargement of the tongue.

macroglossia

tongue enlargement, as in hypothyroidism

macroglossia (maˈ·krō·gläˑ·sē·),

n an increase in the size of the tongue due to congenital defects such as Down syndrome.
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Macroglossia.

mac·ro·glos·si·a

(mak'rō-glos'ē-ă) [MIM*153630]
Enlargement of tongue, either developmentally or due to a neoplasm or vascular hamartoma.
Synonym(s): megaloglossia.
[macro- + G. glōssa, tongue]

macroglossia

(mak´rōglôs´ēə),
n an enlarged tongue resulting from muscle hypertrophy, vascular or neurogenic tumor, or endocrine disturbance.
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Macroglossia.
macroglossia, amyloid,

macroglossia

excessive size of the tongue.
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Nesta tese de doutorado, a pesquisadora alem de descrever o padrao acustico das vogais orais do PB produzidas por sujeitos com Down relaciona seus achados com as caracteristicas anatomicas do trato vocal desses sujeitos e, dentre outras conclusoes, a autora afirma que as diferencas no padrao formantico desses segmentos estao relacionadas a hipotonia e macroglossia apresentadas por pessoas com SD.
Painless macroglossia may be caused by amyloidosis (primary or secondary), hypothyroidism, lymphangioma, lipomatosis, reticulum-cell sarcoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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).
The commonest example of tongue enlargement is that occurring in late pregnancy (14) and an extreme example is the macroglossia that occurs in acromegaly.
There is a definite association of PMD with BWS, which is characterized by macrosomia, exomphalos, macroglossia, omphalocele, and internal visceromegaly in addition to placentomegaly and increased susceptibility to childhood tumors.
The characteristic delayed-relaxation phase of deep tendon reflexes may be noted, along with relative macroglossia.
The infantile-onset form is characterized by massive cardiomegaly, macroglossia, progressive muscle weakness (including respiratory muscles), and marked hypotonia, with death occurring within the first 2 years of life.
List of possible diagnoses included on the form used in the present study Laryngomalacia Retropharyngeal abscess Tracheomalacia Laryngeal stenosis Croup Subglottic stenosis Micrognathia Acute pharyngitis Macroglossia Papillomas (upper airway) Vascular compression Choanal atresia Adenotonsillar Vocal fold paralysis hypertrophy Peritonsillar abscess Parapharyngeal Normal abscess URI Figure.
Infiltration of the tongue musculature may generate macroglossia.
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Macroglossia: Macroglossia is a term used to describe a large tongue that protrudes from the mouth.