Massive macroglossia secondary to angioedema: a review and presentation of a case. Academic Article uri icon


  • Macroglossia is a rare condition, but can severely affect the oral and maxillofacial region. Angioedema is a condition resulting from multiple mechanisms, all of which can result in macroglossia. This report describes an unusual case of acquired macroglossia in an adult resulting from chronic edema secondary to angioedema in the setting of stroke. The patient had a morbidly enlarged tongue and presented with clinical signs and symptoms consistent with massive macroglossia. She required surgical intervention for acute management of her symptoms and definitive treatment of her macroglossia.

published proceedings

  • J Oral Maxillofac Surg

author list (cited authors)

  • Kovach, T. A., Kang, D. R., & Triplett, R. G.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Kovach, Todd A||Kang, David R||Triplett, R Gilbert

publication date

  • January 2015