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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Jun;73(6):881-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2009.02.011. Epub 2009 Mar 20.

Posterior ankyloglossia: a case report.

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Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 600 Gresham Drive, Suite 1100, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA. chumw@evms.edu

Abstract

Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, refers to an abnormally short lingual frenulum. Ankyloglossia is a recognized but poorly defined condition and has been reported to cause feeding difficulties, dysarthria, dyspnea, and social or mechanical problems. In infants, the most concerning symptoms are feeding difficulties and inability to breastfeed. While a recent trend toward breastfeeding has brought frenulectomy back into favor, the literature regarding treatment remains inconclusive. We report a case of posterior ankyloglossia with anterior mucosal hooding and a simple, safe, and effective way to treat it to improve breastfeeding.

PMID:
19303646
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijporl.2009.02.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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