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Diseases reference index «Macroglossia»


Macroglossia is a disorder in which the tongue is larger than normal.


Macroglossia is usually caused by an increase in the amount of tissue on the tongue, rather than by a growth, such as a tumor.

This condition can be seen in certain inherited or congenital (existing at birth) disorders, including:

  • Acromegaly
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
  • Congenital hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Down syndrome
  • Lymphangioma/hemangioma
  • Mucopolysaccharidoses
  • Primary amyloidosis