Treatment of skeletal open-bite malocclusion with lymphangioma of the tongue.


Lymphangioma of the tongue causes massive tongue enlargement, leading to difficulties in swallowing and mastication, speech disturbances, airway obstruction, and skeletal deformities such as open-bite malocclusion. Early reduction of tongue volume improved the excessive open bite in a young girl, but it was not sufficient to redirect the original hyperdivergent growth pattern. Orthodontic camouflage treatment was therefore rendered. Long-term evaluation after tongue-reduction surgery and orthodontic treatment is presented.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2010.07.029

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@article{Chung2012TreatmentOS, title={Treatment of skeletal open-bite malocclusion with lymphangioma of the tongue.}, author={Chooryung Judi Chung and Soonshin Hwang and Yoon-Jeong Choi and Kyung-Ho Kim}, journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics}, year={2012}, volume={141 5}, pages={627-40} }