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Posterior ankyloglossia: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19303646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Michael W Chu; David C Bloom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1872-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-15     Completed Date:  2009-08-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  881-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 600 Gresham Drive, Suite 1100, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dysarthria / diagnosis
Infant, Newborn
Lingual Frenum / abnormalities*,  surgery*

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