African Journal of
Oral Health Sciences

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE SCHOOL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, KENYA
  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Oral Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1608-7232
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJOHS
  • Start Year: 2016
  • Published Articles: 4

Case Report

Debilitating lymphangiomatous macroglossia-case report

Guthua W, S1. Kamau W, M2.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - 72D7B2E61391
  • Vol.2(4), pp. 15-18, December 2016
  •  Received: 10 July 2016
  •  Accepted: 18 November 2016
  •  Published: 31 December 2016

Abstract

Objective; Lymphangiomatous macroglossia in children though uncommon may cause significant morbidity which maybe functional or developmental when untreated and also presents a significant surgical challenge when trying to balance complete surgical excision and maintenance of contour and function. Case report; We report a case of extensive tongue lymphangioma in which surgical excision was performed with good cosmetic and functional results. Conclusion; Lymphangiomatous macroglossia in children is a debilitating condition not only due to the physi-cal problems it causes but also the attendant psychological issues that arise. Prompt treatment is required to improve the patient’s physical and psychosocial condition of Nairobi, Kenya

Keyword; Lymphangiomatous macroglossia