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

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.

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]
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in 2014 described a 65-year-old woman presenting with severe dyspnea, facial edema, and macroglossia without urticaria or pruritus [8].
GS is a condition of metabolism classified as a lysosomal storage disease associated with soft tissue aberrations; some of these present in the orofacial complex, for instance, macroglossia and adenoidal/tonsillar hypertrophy.
We also noted generalized weakness associated with axial hypotonia and macroglossia. Deep tendon reflexes were abolished.
Glossectomia subtotal pela tecnica de resseccao lingual em orificio de fechadura modificada como tratamento de macroglossia verdadeira / Subtotal glossectomy by modified keyhole lingual resection technique for the treatment of true macroglossia.
His mouth tended to be open and he had macrostomia and macroglossia with a grooved tongue and prognathism.
[sup][4] We also confirmed that macroglossia resulting in dysarthria may occur in the patients with hereditary TTR amyloidosis, though that is more common in patients with light-chain amyloidosis.
It was common to observe facial immaturity manifested by macroglossia (Figures 1(d) and 1(d1)), hypodeveloped eyelids, and nonperforated nostrils (Figures 1(a1), 1(c1), and 1(d1)).
There were no signs of prognatism or macroglossia. Enlargement of the hands and feet and clubbing of the fingers were noted (Figure 2).
Other common signs and characteristics are excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia or nighttime awakenings, obesity, snoring, gasping while sleeping, macroglossia (enlarged tongue), retrognathia (recession of the chin), and tonsillar hyperplasia (Gutierrez & Brady, 2013; Krug, 1999).
The patient had fevers (maximum temperature 39.5[degrees]C); tachycardia; oropharyngeal mucositis; glossitis; macroglossia; a tongue ulcer; decreased tongue movements; trismus; peripheral edema; tenderness on palpation of the limbs; mild bilateral facial weakness; and upper and lower limb weakness, marked in the hands.
There was no macroglossia or disturbance of tongue mobility.
Observations of the oral soft tissue included the presence of dry mouth (as assessed by the moistness of the oral mucosa, and whether the mouth mirror easily stuck to the buccal mucosa as reported by the dental hygiene student (44)), the presence of macroglossia or large tongue (as assessed by the investigator examining the lateral and anterior borders of the tongue) (45) and the Mallampati score and tonsils grade, both of which were assessed by the investigator while the patient was in a seated position, with the head in full extension, the tongue out and with phonation.