microglossia


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microglossia

[¦mī·krō′gläs·ē·ə]
(medicine)
A condition of abnormal smallness of the tongue.
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17 Boraz RA, Thomas Congenital micrognathia and microglossia: an experimental approach to treatment.
Less than 40 cases of alveolar synechiae have been reported in literature.1,2 Although it may present in isolation with cleft palate, alveolar synechiae are usually associated with Van der Woude syndrome, oromandibular limb hypogenesis syndrome,3 microglossia, micrognathia and popliteal pterygium syndrome.4,5 The exact incidence of this condition is still unknown but the incidence of infantile congenital anomalies is approx.
Because of the characteristic orofacial manifestations like microstomia (pouting lips), microglossia, and micrognathia, many newborns with FSS experience feeding difficulties due to the inability to form a tight seal around the nipple.