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Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

An idiopathic syndrome characterized by one or more of the following; recurrent orofacial swelling, relapsing facial paralysis, and fissured tongue (lingua plicata). The onset is usually in childhood and relapses are common. Cheilitis granulomatosa is a monosymptomatic variant of this condition. (Dermatol Clin 1996 Apr;14(2):371-9; Magalini and Magalini, Dictionary of Medical Syndromes, 4th ed, p531)

Year introduced: 1964(1963)

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Tree Number(s): C07.465.299.800, C07.465.466, C10.292.319.800

MeSH Unique ID: D008556

Entry Terms:

  • Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome
  • Melkerson-Rosenthal Syndrome
  • Melkerson Rosenthal Syndrome
  • Rosenthal-Melkerson Syndrome
  • Rosenthal Melkerson Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Melkerson Rosenthal
  • Cheilitis Granulomatosa, Facial Neuropathy, Orofacial Edema
  • Cheilitis Granulomatosa, Orofacial Edema, Facial Neuropathy
  • Facial Neuropathy, Cheilitis Granulomatosa, Orofacial Edema
  • Facial Neuropathy, Orofacial Edema, Cheilitis Granulomatosa
  • Macrocheilia, Facial Palsy, Edema
  • Miescher-Melkersson-Rosenthal Granulomatous Cheilitis
  • Cheilitis, Miescher-Melkersson-Rosenthal Granulomatous
  • Granulomatous Cheilitis, Miescher-Melkersson-Rosenthal
  • Miescher Melkersson Rosenthal Granulomatous Cheilitis
  • Orofacial Edema, Cheilitis Granulomatosa, Facial Neuropathy
  • Orofacial Edema, Facial Neuropathy, Cheilitis Granulomatosa
  • Melkersson Syndrome
  • Rosenthal-Melkersson Syndrome
  • Rosenthal Melkersson Syndrome
  • Melkersson-Rosenthal-Miescher Syndrome
  • Melkersson Rosenthal Miescher Syndrome
  • Granulomatous Cheilitis
  • Cheilitis Granulomatosa

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