Overview of macroglossia and its treatment

  title={Overview of macroglossia and its treatment},
  author={J. Perkins},
  journal={Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery},
  • J. Perkins
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
  • Purpose of reviewTo discuss current literature regarding the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of macroglossia in pediatric patients. Recent findingsGenetic reasons for macroglossia are being identified. Sleep endoscopy and imaging allow assessment of tongue base-induced obstructive sleep apnea. Dental malocclusion and macroglossia are associated. Technical modifications to increase macroglossia surgery safety and efficacy have been described. An anatomic and functional basis for tongue… CONTINUE READING
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