Coblation for Congenital Microglossia in Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

Authors

  • Melanie Y. Marino Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
  • Gil M. Vicente Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
  • Antonio H. Chua Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v23i2.743

Keywords:

macroglossia, Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, coblation

Abstract

Objective: To present a rare case of congenital macroglossia managed with radiofrequency ablation.

Methods:

Design:  Case report

Setting:  Tertiary government hospital   

Patient:   One

Results: A case of a congenital macroglossia in a 4-year old female with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome is presented. Neither breathing nor swallowing difficulty was associated with the enlarged tongue.  Coblation-assisted ablation of the tongue deformity was performed. There was minimal bleeding, pain and swelling postoperatively. Tongue mobility and taste sensation were unaffected.

Conclusion:  A new and more conservative approach to surgery for congenital macroglossia using radiofrequency ablation (coblation) has been described. Coblation-assisted ablation of lingual tissue may be an effective therapy for patients with macroglossia providing satisfactory functional and cosmetic outcome.

Key words: macroglossia, Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, coblation

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Published

2008-12-27

How to Cite

1.
Marino MY, Vicente GM, Chua AH. Coblation for Congenital Microglossia in Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2008 Dec. 27 [cited 2023 Feb. 6];23(2):38-42. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/743

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