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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Macrosomia, coarse facial features, macroglossia and a grooved tongue were the main clinical features leading to the diagnosis, supported by the cardiac and skeletal malformations in both boys and the genitourinary anomalies in proband B.
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.
9) In our case though the patient has a satisfactory oral hygiene, macroglossia of the tongue is seen with patient complaining of burning sensation as well, suggestive of superimposed infection.
Some common physical characteristics seen in acromegaly are skeletal deformities such as increasing hand and foot size, thickening of the heel pad, frontal bossing, prognathism (a protrusion of the jaw caused by malformations of the bones of the face), and macroglossia (an enlargement of the tongue).
Signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea Signs Symptoms Obesity (>120% ideal body weight) Heroic snoring Systemic hypertension Stoppages of breathing with gasping Pulmonary hypertension Daytime somnolence Nasopharyngeal narrowing Impaired driving secondary to fatigue Decreased upper airway size Poor cognition related to fatigue (septal deviation, large (poor memory, difficulty tonsils, macroglossia, concentrating, etc.
Macroglossia, Transient neonatal diabetes mellitus and intrauterine growth failure: A new distinct entity?
A patient who has clear-cut retrolingual collapse or clear-cut macroglossia should not be offered UP3 at all, either outpatient or inpatient.
The child had macroglossia and was mildly hypotonic.
Patients with obesity, malposition of teeth, microstomia, macroglossia, edentulous or with artificial dentures, cervical spondylosis, short neck, contractures of neck, neck swellings, post radiation fibrosis, developmental anomalies which may affect airway assessment and in whom difficult intubation was expected were excluded from the study.
Periorbital and/or peripheral oedema, pallor, gouty tophi, arthritis, signs of collagen vascular disease and macroglossia (amyloidosis).
19) Macroglossia, abnormal formations in the tongue, pharynx, larynx (2) and even supraglottic plexiform fibromas (5) may prevent endotracheal intubation (2,19) and determine upper airway obstruction during anaesthetic induction.