Macroglossia Associated with Lymphangioma: Surgical Management of An Interesting Case ZD04-ZD06
Dr. BS Manjunatha,
Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Hawaiya, Taif University, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Lymphangioma is considered as benign as well as a hamartomatous lesion of the lymphatic vessels that shows a marked predilection for the head and neck region. The most common site for intraoral lymphangiomas is the anterior two-thirds on the dorsal surface of tongue resulting in macroglossia. Such patients have a tendency of speech disturbances, poor oral hygiene, and bleeding from tongue following a trauma. A child with markedly enlarged tongue presents a unique challenge to the clinicians. Aesthetic, occlusal, functional and psychosocial problems may arise as a result of this condition. The indexed patient presented with an enlarged tongue. Wide excision of the lesion was done as a treatment.