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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Aug;71(8):1321-4. Epub 2007 Jun 22.

Familial ankyloglossia (tongue-tie).

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kymenlaakso Central Hospital, Kotkantie 41, 48210 Kotka, Finland. tuomas.klockars@fimnet.fi

Abstract

Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) is a congenital anomaly with a prevalence of 4-5% and characterized by an abnormally short lingual frenulum. For unknown reasons the abnormality seems to be more common in males. The pathogenesis of ankyloglossia is not known. The author reports a family with isolated ankyloglossia inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The identification of the defective gene(s) causing ankyloglossia might reveal novel information on the craniofacial embryogenesis and its disorders.

PMID:
17588677
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijporl.2007.05.018
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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