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Diseases » Macroglossia » Summary

What is Macroglossia?

What is Macroglossia?

  • Macroglossia: Abnormally large tongue.
  • 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)

Macroglossia: Introduction

Types of Macroglossia:

Broader types of Macroglossia:

How serious is Macroglossia?

Complications of Macroglossia: see complications of Macroglossia

What causes Macroglossia?

Causes of Macroglossia: see causes of Macroglossia

What are the symptoms of Macroglossia?

Symptoms of Macroglossia: see symptoms of Macroglossia

Complications of Macroglossia: see complications of Macroglossia

Can anyone else get Macroglossia?

More information: see contagiousness of Macroglossia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Macroglossia

Macroglossia: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Macroglossia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Macroglossia: Oral Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Macroglossia.
Treatments for Macroglossia: see treatments for Macroglossia

Name and Aliases of Macroglossia

Main name of condition: Macroglossia

Other names or spellings for Macroglossia:

enlarged tongue, giant tongue, Congenital macroglossia

Tongue enlarged Source - Diseases Database

Congenital macroglossia, Enlarged tongue, Giant tongue
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Macroglossia: Related Conditions

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