Macroglosia

Definición

Es un trastorno en el que la lengua es más grande de lo normal.

Información

La macroglosia generalmente es causada por un aumento en la cantidad de tejido en la lengua y no debido a un crecimiento como en el caso de un tumor.

Esta afección se puede observar en ciertos trastornos hereditarios o congénitos (existentes al nacer), incluyendo:

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Revision

Last reviewed 5/10/2013 by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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