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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Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) presents with the association of micrognathia, glossoptosis, and airway obstruction, this condition occurs at birth, and cannot be acquired in later developmental stages.
PRS is a congenital condition characterized by micrognathia, glossoptosis, cleft palate, and laryngeal anomalies (1), and it causes feeding problems and respiratory complications.
Cerebro-costo-mandibular syndrome (CCMS) is characterized by severe micrognathia with glossoptosis, short and cleft soft palate, bell-shaped small thorax with gaps between the posterior ossified rib and anterior cartilaginous rib and postnatal growth and mental deficiency (1, 2).
Another differential syndrome is Pierre Robin sequence, that is characterized by glossoptosis and cleft of the secondary palate, which differ from the MNS [14].
In addition, the distance between the patient's mouth and chest wall was reduced by his neck fixed in flexion, making insertion of the LMA more difficult.[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).
Retrognathia and glossoptosis which are the consequences of maxillary hypoplasia and flattened mandibular angle as well as long soft palate which is commonly associated with the disorder are explanations for pharyngeal narrowing and severe snoring in PDO [15].
Pierre-Robin Syndrome (PRS) is a congenital facial abnormality that consists of a cleft palate, small jaw (micrognathia), and retracted tongue (glossoptosis).