Why Tongue looks smaller with treatment?
Wednesday, 08 May 2013
Question to Dr. Robert Mason: In your text you say, “once muscles have been trained through treatment, a tongue that seemed definitely large has assumed a much more normal appearance”. Can you explain this please? Answer: Yes, but you already know the answer. You will recall how the hyoid bone drops down and the tongue
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Why tongue looks smaller with treatment
Tuesday, 08 May 2012
The adaptation is usually seen in the vertical dimension, with the base of the tongue dropping down. The hyoid is a good marker, as it also is in collapsibility studies of sleep apnea patients.