What is macroglossia?
Also known as: enlarged tongue
Macroglossia is the medical term for when a child is born with an enlarged tongue. It is one of the most common features of Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS), affecting around 90 percent of children with the congenital disorder. If left untreated, macroglossia can lead to dental-skeletal deformities including open bite, crossbite, and jaw problems.
Reviewed by: Chad Perlyn, MD
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