ankyloglossia


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ankyloglossia

 [ang″kĭ-lo-glos´e-ah]
abnormal shortness of the frenulum of the tongue, resulting in limitation of its motion; called also tongue-tie.
ankyloglossia superior extensive adhesion of the tongue to the palate, sometimes with limb deformities.

an·ky·lo·glos·si·a

(ang'ki-lō-glos'ē-ă), [MIM 106280]
Partial or complete fusion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth; abnormal shortness of the frenulum linguae.
Synonym(s): tongue-tie
[ankylo- + G. glōssa, tongue]

ankyloglossia

/an·ky·lo·glos·sia/ (-glos´e-ah) tongue-tie.
ankyloglossia supe´rior  extensive adhesion of the tongue to the palate, associated with deformities of the hands and feet.

ankyloglossia

[ang′kilōglos′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, agkylos, crooked, glossa, tongue
a severe restriction of tongue movement as a result of fusion or adherence of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Partial ankyloglossia (also called tongue-tie ) is caused by a frenum of the tongue that is abnormally short or is attached too close to the tip of the tongue; this condition may be surgically corrected by simple excision. Complete ankyloglossia requires extensive surgical reconstruction of the tongue and the floor of the mouth.
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Ankyloglossia

ankyloglossia

Tongue-tie, see there.

an·ky·lo·glos·si·a

(ang'ki-lō-glos'ē-ă)
1.Partial or complete fusion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
2. Abnormal shortness of the frenulum linguae.
Synonym(s): tongue-tie.
[ankylo- + G. glōssa, tongue]

ankyloglossia

Tongue-tied condition due to an unduly tight central fold of mucous membrane connecting the under side of the tongue to the floor of the mouth (FRENULUM). This is easily relieved by snipping the frenulum with scissors.

an·ky·lo·glos·si·a

(ang'ki-lō-glos'ē-ă)
Partial or complete fusion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth; abnormal shortness of the frenulum linguae.
[ankylo- + G. glōssa, tongue]

ankyloglossia (ang´kilōglôs´ēə),

n an abnormally short lingual frenum that limits movement of the tongue. Method of treatment may involve myofunctional therapy instead of surgical release. Older term: tongue-tie. See also lingual frenum.
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ankyloglossia

tongue-tie; abnormal shortness of the frenulum of the tongue, resulting in limitation of its motion.

ankyloglossia superior
extensive adhesion of the tongue to the palate.
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Frenulectomy is a simple outpatient procedure that has the potential to prevent long-term poor functional outcomes in patients with ankyloglossia.
A classification of the various degrees of ankyloglossia is shown in Figure 3.
Correction of the ankyloglossia can often relieve these problems.
To aid in defining and diagnosing ankyloglossia a set of criteria has been developed [Kotlow, 2004a] upon both the clinical appearance of the tongue and the position of the fraenum attachment.
Partial ankyloglossia, defined as a short lingual frenulum that results in restricted range of tongue movement, has been cited as a possible cause of breastfeeding failure, but little is known about the effectiveness of corrective frenulotomy.
Ankyloglossia should be considered as a contributing factor when assessing women with breastfeeding difficulties, the authors conclude.
2003] who reviewed the clinical techniques for a number of oral conditions including ankyloglossia and maxillary midline frenum.
Ankyloglossia in the infant and young child: clinical suggestions on diagnosis and management.