frenotomy


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frenotomy

 [fre-not´ah-me]
the cutting of a frenum or frenulum.

fre·not·o·my

(frē-not'ŏ-mē),
Division of any frenum or frenulum, especially that of the tongue.
[frenum + G. tomē, a cutting]

frenotomy

(frə-nŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical incision of a frenum, especially of the tongue.

frenotomy

[frənot′əmē]
Etymology: L, frenum + Gk, temnein, to cut
a surgical procedure for repairing a defective frenum, such as the cutting or lengthening of the lingual frenum to correct ankyloglossia. Compare frenectomy.

fre·not·o·my

(frē-not'ŏ-mē)
Division of any frenum or frenulum, especially that of the tongue.
[frenum + G. tomē, a cutting]

frenotomy

Cutting of a FRENUM.

fre·not·o·my

(frē-not'ŏ-mē)
Division of any frenum or frenulum.
[frenum + G. tomē, a cutting]

frenotomy (frənot´əmē),

n the cutting of a frenum; posibly the release of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie), although this is not the preferred method of treatment. More common term: frenectomy.
frenotomy, traumatic
(frənot´əmē trəmat´ik),
n a laceration of an oral frenum, usually the maxillary labial frenum, due to trauma. Most commonly seen in children.
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Traumatic frenectomy.

frenotomy

the cutting of a frenum (frenulum).
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Immediate nipple pain relief after frenotomy in breast-fed infants with ankyloglossia: a randomized , prospective study J Pediatr Surg: 2006;41(9):1598-600
Neonatal frenotomy may be needed to correct breastfeeding problems.
Treatment options for tongue ties include observation, speech therapy, frenotomy (without analgesia or anaesthesia) or frenectomy under local analgesia (LA) or general anaesthesia (GA).
There was a significant decrease in pain score after frenotomy compared with sham.

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