Persistent Acute Onset Macroglossia Treated with Compression Therapy

Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2017;2017:6402413. doi: 10.1155/2017/6402413. Epub 2017 Sep 11.


Acute macroglossia, while rare and often limited in duration, can present significant management challenges. The anatomic position of the tongue, which can result in airway compromise in cases of enlargement, contributes significantly to difficulty with management. We review several management options for persistent acute onset lingual macroglossia and present a novel noninvasive management technique in a case which was refractory to several strategies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports