glossoptosis


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Related to glossoptosis: arachnodactyly, Stickler syndrome
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Noun1.glossoptosis - abnormal downward or back placement of the tongue
descensus, prolapse, prolapsus - the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
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sup][3] The child was placed in a semi-reclined position during the induction of anesthesia, which not only decreased the severity of glossoptosis but also facilitated the insertion of the LMA.
Sagittal NECT (Figure 2) demonstrates glossoptosis (ie, posteroinferior displacement of the tongue, causing obstruction of the oropharynx).
10] Obesity, enlarge adenoids and tonsils, relative glossoptosis, excessive secretion adds further challenges from anesthesia point of view.
Bolger et al described a case of pronounced phenytoin-induced gingival overgrowth causing glossoptosis and subsequent airway obstruction in a child.