Isolated congenital hypoglossia/aglossia

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Isolated congenital hypoglossia/aglossia

A rare head and neck malformation characterized by congenital partial (hypoglossia) or total (aglossia) absence of the tongue. Patients present feeding and respiratory difficulties as well as delayed speech development and slurred speech. Taste perception is not severely compromised. Associated features include a characteristic facies due to mandibular transverse arch deficiency oligodontia and malocclusion among others.

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