The surgical management of severe macroglossia in systemic AL amyloidosis

Alistair R M Cobb, Raghu Boyapati, Donald Murray Walker, David J Dunaway, Timothy W Lloyd

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Abstract

Amyloidosis is a disease characterised by the deposition in body tissues of amyloid: abnormal protein in a beta pleated sheet formation. It is a systemic disorder and macroglossia may be seen in all forms. Changes to the normal architecture of the tissues and systemic features of the disease and its underlying cause can complicate the surgical management of the enlarged tongue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e72-4
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Bibliographical note

Copyright © 2012 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Amyloid
  • Amyloidosis
  • Female
  • Glossectomy
  • Humans
  • Macroglossia
  • Recurrence
  • Surgical Wound Dehiscence
  • Tongue
  • Wound Healing

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