Macroglossia Clinical Presentation

Updated: May 25, 2021
  • Author: Neil Gildener-Leapman, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Complications

In the pediatric population, macroglossia may result in speech impediments and feeding difficulty with resultant failure to thrive. Complications seen not only in pediatric patients but in adults as well include orthodontic abnormalities, dysphagia, recurrent upper respiratory infections, airway obstruction, mandibular deformities, and drooling. [1]