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 (măk′rō-glô′sē-ə, -glŏs′ē-)
Enlargement of the tongue.

[French macroglossie : macro-, macro- + Greek glōssa, tongue.]
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Noun1.macroglossia - a congenital disorder characterized by an abnormally large tongue; often seen in cases of Down's syndrome


n. macroglosia, agrandamiento excesivo de la lengua.
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9 1 Digestive system Q38-Q45 (N=2) Macroglossia Q38.
The diagnostic features may include prolonged jaundice, umbilical hernia, macroglossia, feeding difficulty, mottled skin, lethargy, hypothermia, edema, hypotonia, abnormal cry and hypothyroid appearance.
All experimental groups had fetuses having abnormalities like exencephaly, open eyes, sub cutaneous hemorrhages, macroglossia, hyperextension of limbs and runt fetuses.
O' 0 Normal level of difficulty or no difficulty 1 Macroglossia, presence of tumours or other findings with increased oral tissue mass, tongue base processes, which hamper the performance of direct laryngoscopy (Cormack/Lehane grades up to 3[Degrees]), conventional intubation or the insertion of a supraglottic airway.
BWS is associated with increased growth within the first few years of life, manifesting as hemihypertrophy or macroglossia.
13 Macroglossia, tongue propelling, mouth breathing and lip incompetency commonly seen in DMD patients.
Clinical signs depend on the organs involved and may include nephrotic syndrome, restrictive cardiomyopathy, peripheral neuropathy, hepatomegaly with elevated liver enzymes, macroglossia, purpura, and an unexplained bleeding diathesis.
Osseous alterations Alterations in soft tissues Caudal displacement of the Macroglossia hyoid bone Tonsillar hypertrophy Thickening of the lateral pharyngeal walls Hypoplasia and/or maxillary or Thickening of the velum and mandibular retrodisplacement uvular hypertrophy Arched palate Increase in pharynx length Deviated nasal septum Fat deposits in the neck Source: Authors.
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome was diagnosed clinically with the presence of an omphalocoele, macroglossia and neonatal hypoglycaemia (i.
Glossectomia subtotal pela tecnica de resseccao lingual em orificio de fechadura modificada como tratamento de macroglossia verdadeira.
BWS is a genomic imprinting disorder characterized by abdominal wall defects, macroglossia, pre- and postnatal overgrowth, neonatal hypoglycemia, visceromegaly, and increased risk of developing cancer in childhood, such as Wilms' cancer, hepatoblastoma, neuroblastoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma.