Surgical treatment of ankyloglossia

Aaron R. Baker, Michele Carr

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Abstract

Ankyloglossia, although difficult to define and quantify, is present in approximately 4%-5% of the pediatric population. Tongue-tie typically presents with difficulty in breast-feeding because of reduced mobility of the tongue and is implicated in difficulty with speech later in life. The lingual frenulum is typically a structure with low vascularity innervation and amenable to surgical treatment in an outpatient clinic as well as the operating room. Multiple techniques from simple division to multiple-flap frenuloplasties have been developed to treat the disorder and are tolerated well, with near-immediate improvement in breast-feeding quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-32
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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