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tongue-tie

a congenital condition in which the tongue has restricted mobility as the result of an abnormally short frenulum
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According to the latest statistics there is a prevalence of 4 per 1000 population of children with ankyloglossia worldwide.
There are a few studies in the literature on posterior lingual frenulum and all of them classify it as posterior ankyloglossia [9-13].
Key Words: Ankyloglossia, frenulum, frenulotomy, frenulectomy, Z-plasty.
The neonate displayed various craniofacial anomalies including low set ears with thickened helices, flattened nasal bridge, ankyloglossia, and abnormal calvarial shape.
(1) Ankyloglossia (more commonly known as tongue-tie) is a
Triangular mouth, lip/palate cleft, abnormal uvula, tongue anomalies (macroglossia, ankyloglossia, shortened tongue and bifid tongue) gingival hyperplasia, malocclusion and hypodontia has been reported in RS (3-5).
Does frenotomy improve breast-feeding difficulties in infants with ankyloglossia? Pediatr Int.
In this regard, attention should be given to subphenotypic features of the lip (completeness of the cleft, presence of pits/prints, dental and orbicularis oris muscle anomalies) and palate (completeness of the cleft, submucous defects, bifid uvula and ankyloglossia).
It has been recommended for the treatment of benign lesions, such as fibromas, papillomas, haemangiomas, aphthous ulcers, mucosal frenula, or tongue ties (ankyloglossia), as well as for premalignant lesions such as oral leukoplakias [8].
Later in life, blistering occurs almost exclusively in folds of skin and patients frequently have mucosal manifestations of disease such as intraoral blistering and scarring that results in microstomia and ankyloglossia. Involvement of the esophagus can also occur.
discovered that his patient had ankyloglossia and suggested corrective surgery.