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Diseases » Aglossia » Summary

What is Aglossia?

What is Aglossia?

  • Aglossia: A rare birth defect where the tongue is missing or underdeveloped. Often other anomalies are also present e.g. missing parts of hands and feet, small jaw and oral webbing.

Aglossia: Introduction

Types of Aglossia:

Broader types of Aglossia:

How serious is Aglossia?

Prognosis of Aglossia: Generally patients can expect a good prognosis. Early management of problems with breathing, swallowing, feeding, speech as well as orthodontic management can enable a patient to lead a relatively normal life.

What causes Aglossia?

Causes of Aglossia: see causes of Aglossia

What are the symptoms of Aglossia?

Symptoms of Aglossia: see symptoms of Aglossia

How is it treated?

Treatments for Aglossia: see treatments for Aglossia

Name and Aliases of Aglossia

Main name of condition: Aglossia

Other names or spellings for Aglossia:

Oromandibular [Limb Hypogenesis Syndrome, Type I B], Oromandibular and Limb Hypogenesis Syndrome, Type I B


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