Hypoglossia: Oromandibular-limb hypogenesis syndrome is characterized by a spectrum of disorders which can be categorized into a number of subtypes. Type I A is characterized by an underdeveloped tongue.
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Symptoms of Hypoglossia
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Treatments for 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, especially if there are missing teeth.
- 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
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Causes of Hypoglossia
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Prognosis for Hypoglossia
Prognosis for 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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