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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

macroglossia

(măk′rō-glô′sē-ə, -glŏs′ē-)
n.
Enlargement of the tongue.
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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.
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

macroglossia

Enlargement of the tongue.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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).
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There was no macroglossia or disturbance of tongue mobility.