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Acute exacerbation of macroglossia leading to necrosis of the anterior third of the tongue.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16876088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Macroglossia is defined as an enlarged tongue that protrudes beyond the teeth or the alveolar ridge in the resting position. Macroglossia may be classified into generalised and localised based on the extent of tongue involvement. Each of these groups can be subdivided into congenital, inflammatory, traumatic, metabolic and neoplastic lesions [Myer III CM, Hotaling AJ, Reilly JS. The diagnosis and treatment of macroglossia in children. Ear Nose Throat J 1986;65:444-8]. The congenital causes are vascular anomalies such as haemangioma and lymphovenous malformations. We report the case of a large lymphovenous malformation of the tongue in a 17 month old child who developed an acute exacerbation of macroglossia following trauma. This eventually led to necrosis of the anterior third of his tongue requiring a partial glossectomy.
Anindya Lahiri; Kenneth Kok; Ian Sharp; Hiroshi Nishikawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-02-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1748-6815     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-31     Completed Date:  2006-10-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101264239     Medline TA:  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  871-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls
Acute Disease
Bites, Human*
Glossectomy / methods
Macroglossia / pathology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Tongue / abnormalities*,  blood supply,  injuries*
Treatment Outcome

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