Volume 17, Number 3, September 2005

Partial Glossectomy for Asymmetric Tongue Enlargement in Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

Tae-Geon Kwon,1 Sang-Han Lee,1 Hyun-Mo Ryoo,2 Hyun-Jung Kim,3 Hyo-Sang Park,4 Jong-Bae Kim5

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2Department of Oral Biochemistry, 3Department of Pedodontics, 4Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, and 5Department of Dentistry, College of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea


Abstract
This report is of a 5-year-old girl with an asymmetrically enlarged tongue. The patient exhibited ankyloglossia, related speech problems, and mandibular prognathism. A modified technique for surgical reduction of macroglossia with asymmetry is described.

Key words:
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, Glossectomy, Macroglossia

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005;17:190-194.
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