Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Toddler Requires Surgery For Abnormal Tongue

A 16-month-old toddler in Jenks, Oklahoma, who was born with a rare condition that causes his tongue to be abnormally large will require surgery to reduce its size, his mother has been quoted as saying.

Baker Roth  has a condition known as Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome or BWS, according to Fox News.

The condition is  rare — typically occurring with just one in 11,000 births.

“We’ve never heard him cry or speak,” Roth added.

But difficulty breathing isn’t Baker’s only concern, Fox said.

The condition also makes it difficult for him to eat, Roth said, noting that the toddler — who was delivered weeks early through an emergency C-section — can only consume soft foods and is fed formula through a feeding tube known as a Mickey button.

Baker’s BWS diagnosis came as a surprise.

Though ultrasound images appeared to show the boy’s tongue sticking out of his mouth, neither Roth nor her doctors ever considered it to be a sign of the rare condition.

“I always thought it was cute that he had his tongue sticking out in ultrasound scans, but realistically it was macroglossia [enlarged tongue] caused by BWS,” Roth told  the Daily Mail.



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