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Clinical Note
Aug 2012

Microglossia in a Newborn: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;138(8):759-761. doi:10.1001/archoto.2012.1324

Microglossia is a very rare condition, with approximately 50 cases reported in the literature to date. Frequently, this disorder presents in association with limb abnormalities and is grouped as a hypoglossia-hypodactylia syndrome.1,2 In this report we discuss a case of isolated microglossia, its workup, and management.