Macroglossia corresponds to a condition characterized by an increase in lingual size, which can cause aesthetic and functional alterations, even compromising the airway. It is one of the early manifestations of amyloidosis, which is associated with some cases of Multiple Myeloma. Presented a clinical case of a 73-year-old male patient, presenting macroglossia in the Maxillofacial Surgery service of the Hospital del Carmen Maipú, Santiago de Chile, where it was determined that the macroglossia was in the context of amyloidosis. The diagnosis and surgical treatment performed is described, as a complication characterized by airway obstruction requiring Glossoplasty using the Harada technique.
KEY WORDS: macroglossia, amyloidosis, multiple mieloma, glossoplasty.
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REYNE, S. N.; MORIS, V. H.; BUSTAMANTE, C. D.; ASTORGA, M. F. Glossoplasty with harada tecnique in a patient with macroglossia for amyloidosis. Int. J. Odontostomat., 16(1):19-22, 2022.