frenectomy

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frenectomy

 [fre-nek´to-me]
excision of a frenum or frenulum.

fre·nec·to·my

(frē-nek'tŏ-mē),
Removal of any frenum.
[frenum + G. ektomē, excision]

frenectomy

(frə-nĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical excision of a frenum.

frenectomy

[frənek′təmē]
Etymology: L, frenum, bridle; Gk, ektomē, excision
a surgical procedure for excising a frenum or frenulum, such as the excision of the lingual frenum from its attachment into the mucoperiosteal covering of the alveolar process to correct ankyloglossia. Compare frenotomy.

frenectomy

Excision of the frenulum of the tongue, see there.

fre·nec·to·my

(frē-nek'tŏ-mē)
Removal of any frenum.
[frenum + G. ektomē, excision]

fre·nec·to·my

(frē-nek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of frenum; usually done to reattach it to allow greater freedom of movement.
[frenum + G. ektomē, excision]

frenectomy (frənek´tōmē),

n 1. the excision of a frenum.
2. the surgical detachment and/or excision of a frenum from its attachment into the mucoperiosteal covering of the alveolar processes. Other term:
frenotomy.

frenectomy

excision of a frenum (frenulum).

mandibular frenectomy
releases the frenulum attaching the lower lip to the mandibular gingiva near the first premolar tooth; performed to reduce food accumulation in the vicinity.
References in periodicals archive ?
A 2-year-old boy diagnosed with a speech impediment due to ankyloglossia underwent a lingual frenulectomy at an outside institution.
detected a short frenulum in 59 (43%) of 137 patients with lifelong PE and demonstrated a significant increase in the IELTs of these patents after frenulectomy.
Intraoperative outcomes Gomco/adhesive Open surgical (N=100) (N=100) Intraoperative complication, 0 0 n Frenulectomy performed, n 17 19 Intraoperative time (min), mean [+ or -] SD With frenulectomy 21.

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