Treatment of skeletal open-bite malocclusion with lymphangioma of the tongue

Chooryung J. Chung, Soonshin Hwang, Yoon Jeong Choi, Kyung Ho Kim

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Abstract

Lymphangioma of the tongue causes massive tongue enlargement, leading to difficulties in swallowing and mastication, speech disturbances, airway obstruction, and skeletal deformities such as open-bite malocclusion. Early reduction of tongue volume improved the excessive open bite in a young girl, but it was not sufficient to redirect the original hyperdivergent growth pattern. Orthodontic camouflage treatment was therefore rendered. Long-term evaluation after tongue-reduction surgery and orthodontic treatment is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-640
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Volume141
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthodontics

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