microstomia


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microstomia

 [mi″kro-sto´me-ah]
abnormally decreased size of the mouth.

mi·cro·sto·mi·a

(mī'krō-stō'mē-ă),
Smallness of the oral fissure or opening.
[micro- + G. stoma, mouth]

microstomia

/mi·cro·sto·mia/ (-sto´me-ah) unusually small size of the mouth.

microstomia

[-stō′mē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, mikros, small, stoma, mouth
the condition of having an abnormally small mouth.

mi·cro·sto·mi·a

(mī'krō-stō'mē-ă)
Abnormal smallness of the mouth.
[micro-, + G. stoma, mouth]

mi·cro·sto·mi·a

(mī'krō-stō'mē-ă)
Abnormal smallness of oral fissure or opening.

microstomia (mī´krōstō´mēə),

n 1. a small oral fissure.
n 2. the condition of having an abnormally small oral cavity.

microstomia

abnormally decreased size of the mouth.
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The effect to the injured service member is lifelong microstomia, lip incompetence, ectropion, and facial disfigurement, conditions all important to the dental profession.
Even with a soft diet, the repeated cycles of scarring often results in microstomia, ankyloglosia, tongue atrophy, and elimination of buccal and vestibular sulci [Crauford et al.
Scar formation on both angles of the mouth had led to microstomia.
Due to microstomia and ankyloglossia the patient's treatment was very difficult, and was divided into four phases.
Contractions of the facial musculature and other soft tissues cause the patient to have a mask-like facies with circumoral fibrosis and microstomia ('whistling face').
She had a number of classical features of the syndrome including hypertelorism, ptosis, mandibular hypoplasia and microstomia with limited mouth opening.
These "lip-switch" flaps result in progressive microstomia and decreased oral competence because of the loss of neuronal stimulation with the advancement of the flap.
Although the Karapandzic flap is no more beneficial than other flaps in terms of microstomia, it does offer several advantages:
King (1963), analyzed meclizine-induced malformations such as cleft palate, micromelia (short limbs), microstomia (small mouth), brachygnathia (receded lower jaw), and uncalcified vertebral bodies in rat offspring.