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.
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- Surgical Wound Dehiscence
- Wound Healing