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Central tongue reduction for macroglossia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8479986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Unhappy with our postoperative results from standard tongue reduction methods, we have developed a central tongue reduction technique. This technique allows for alteration of the tongue base as well as tongue height and width while minimizing postoperative scarring. Although the technique and its associated surgical complications are in some ways comparable with the standard tongue reduction methods, our postoperative polysomnographic and tongue functioning results are improved. It is noteworthy that none of our patients had worse speech postoperatively and that our one Down syndrome patient had improved speech. Our indication for central tongue reduction is macroglossia of any sort in appropriate patients.
Authors:
R C Mixter; S J Ewanowski; L V Carson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-26     Completed Date:  1993-05-26     Revised Date:  2011-02-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1159-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mercy Hospital, Janesville, Wisc.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome / complications
Child
Child, Preschool
Down Syndrome / complications
Female
Humans
Macroglossia / complications,  surgery*
Male
Methods
Postoperative Complications
Sleep Apnea Syndromes / etiology
Tongue / surgery*

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