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Macroglossia

Macroglossia: Introduction

Macroglossia: Abnormally large tongue. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Macroglossia is available below.

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Definitions of Macroglossia:

The presence of an excessively large tongue, which may be congenital or may develop as a result of a tumor or edema due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels, or it may occur in association with hyperpituitarism or acromegaly. It also may be associated with malocclusion because of pressure of the tongue on the teeth. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Macroglossia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Macroglossia, or a subtype of Macroglossia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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