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]

glos·sop·to·sis

, glossoptosia (glos'op-tō'sis, -op-tō'sē-ă)
Displacement of tongue toward pharynx.
[glosso- + G. ptōsis, a falling]
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On physical examination, he was found to have micrognathia with glossoptosis, high and large cleft palate.
The Robin sequence typically consists of micrognathia (abnormally small mandible, or lower jaw); glossoptosis (downward and posterior displacement of the tongue, which appears larger due to the small mandible); and cleft palate.
The term Pierre Robin Sequence is given to a birth defect which involves an abnormally small lower jaw (migrognathia) and a tendency for the tongue to "ball up" and fall backward toward the throat (glossoptosis).
[10] Obesity, enlarge adenoids and tonsils, relative glossoptosis, excessive secretion adds further challenges from anesthesia point of view.
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.
There was associated micrognathia and glossoptosis. There was high arched palate with cleft palate.
Initially, these conditions were thought to be secondary to glossoptosis; more recently, it has been determined that the anatomy of the airway plays a major role in determining the risk of airway compromise.