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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 ?
2008a) Frenulotomy for breastfeeding infants with ankyloglossia: effects on milk removal and sucking mechanism as imaged by ultrasound.
Infants with ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) who experience breastfeeding difficulties can benefit from frenulotomy (a small cut at the anterior portion of the frenulum), according to a study at the Breastfeeding Centre of Western Australia.
To determine this, researchers measured changes in milk transfer and tongue movement during breastfeeding, before and after frenulotomy in 24 mother-infant pairs experiencing persistent breastfeeding difficulties.
For all of the infants, milk intake, milk-transfer rate, LATCH score and maternal pain scores improved significantly after frenulotomy.

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