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phrenectomy

[frə′nek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Resection of a section of a phrenic nerve or removal of an entire phrenic nerve.
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Their main uses are preparation, incision and remodeling of soft tissues such as incisional and excisional biopsies, frenectomy, gingivectomy, pre and prosthetic procedures, which can also be done with excellent hemostasis.
Upper-lip laser frenectomy without infiltrated anaesthesia in a paediatric patient: a case report.
A frenectomy is now a simple and straightforward procedure (ezlase).
Correction of the mucogingival defect was achieved through a subepithelial connective tissue graft, with tissue removed from the palate, in association with frenectomy to remove a high frenum insert close to the marginal gingiva.
When this was unsuccessful, he underwent a frenectomy at age 11 months to free tongue movements and improve coordination of swallowing and chewing.
Exclusion criteria for both groups were: to have undergone speech therapy in the area of Orofacial Motricity; to have performed frenectomy and/or lingual frenotomy; to present neurological disorders or any physical or cognitive disorder that might interfere in the speech and audiological assessment; and to show anatomical-functional alterations.
The tongue was released, and a frenectomy of the lingual frenulum with repair of the tongue was performed (Fig 4).
Frenectomy in cases with high labial frenum can be advised with provision of immediate denture to prevent recurrence of union of the frenum after surgery.
Frenectomy and circumferential supracrestal fibrectomy may be necessary to prevent relapse in conjunction with orthodontic treatment.
The applications of Diode and Er:YAG lasers in labial frenectomy in infants patients.
In addition, the following associated procedures have been performed: tonsillectomy (n=12), bilateral myringotomy with tubes (n=11), bilateral myringotomy without tubes (n=1), unilateral myringotomy (n=1), frenectomy (n=1), and a microscopic examination of the ear (cholesteatoma) (n=1).