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Glossopalatine Ankylosis -- Hypoglossia

Glossopalatine Ankylosis -- Hypoglossia: Introduction

Glossopalatine Ankylosis -- Hypoglossia: Oromandibular-limb hypogenesis syndrome is characterized by a spectrum of disorders which can be categorized into a number of subtypes. Type III B involves mainly an abnormal band of tissue connecting the tongue to the hard palate or upper alveolar ridge. The tongue is also absent or underdeveloped. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Glossopalatine Ankylosis -- Hypoglossia is available below.

Symptoms of Glossopalatine Ankylosis -- Hypoglossia

Treatments for Glossopalatine Ankylosis -- Hypoglossia

  • Treatment is primarily centered around orthodontics - the absence of the tongue can have a huge implication on the structure of the jaws as there is no tongue to provide pressure against the teeth which normally helps maintain good oral structure and function. Compliance with orthodontic treatment plans is essential to prevent complications such as collapse of the bite.
  • Other treatment measures may also be required depending on the individual requirements
  • Breathing assistance may be needed early in life if airway is compromised due to the absence of the tongue
  • Speech therapy
  • Surgery for the abnormal band of oral tissue
  • more treatments...»

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Glossopalatine Ankylosis -- Hypoglossia: Complications

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Causes of Glossopalatine Ankylosis -- Hypoglossia

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Prognosis for Glossopalatine Ankylosis -- Hypoglossia

Prognosis for Glossopalatine Ankylosis -- Hypoglossia: 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.

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  6. Prognosis

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