Macroglossia and ankyloglossia in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1988 Jan;65(1):29-31. doi: 10.1016/0030-4220(88)90186-7.


Since the recognition of the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome was first noted in 1963, the number of associated anomalies has vastly increased. The rate of appearance of this abnormality is 1 in 13,5000 births. This article presents a case that includes macroglossia and ankyloglossia along with a bifid uvula and a submucous cleft of the palate. A discussion of treatment follows.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ankylosis / pathology
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome / pathology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cleft Palate / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Macroglossia / pathology*
  • Tongue / abnormalities*
  • Uvula / abnormalities