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

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]
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In group A, children underwent frenulectomy via Z-plasty and in group B they had frenulotomy i.e.
Conclusion: Frenulectomy was superior to frenulotomy as far as post operative speech is concerned; however, both procedures were almost equally effective in improving feeding problems (breast feeding) in babies with tongue ties.
Key Words: Ankyloglossia, frenulum, frenulotomy, frenulectomy, Z-plasty.
frenulotomy and frenulectomy (Z-plasty, V-Y plasty), release with electrocautery or lasers8-10.
In Group A, patients underwent frenulectomy by Z-plasty and Group B patients had frenulotomy (simple release) by bipolar electrocautery.
Intraoperative outcomes Unicirc/ adhesive Open surgical (N=100) (N=50) Intraoperative suturing, n (%) 17 (17) All by protocol Frenulectomy performed, n (%) 4 (4) 6 (12) Intraoperative time (min), median (IQR) With frenulectomy 28.6 (17.7) 25 (18) Without frenulectomy * 13 (4.5) 22.6 (8.6) Estimated blood loss (ml), median (IQR) With frenulectomy 6.5 (3.5) 10 (6.5) Without frenulectomy * 1 (1) 5.5 (6.5) IQR = interquartile range.
A 2-year-old boy diagnosed with a speech impediment due to ankyloglossia underwent a lingual frenulectomy at an outside institution.
Frenulectomy is a simple outpatient procedure that has the potential to prevent long-term poor functional outcomes in patients with ankyloglossia.
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 21.4 [+ or -] 5.8 22.4 [+ or -] 5.7 Without frenulectomy, 12.8 [+ or -] 2.7 22.5 [+ or -] 6.6 p<0.001 Estimated blood loss (ml), mean [+ or -] SD With frenulectomy 3.8 [+ or -] 2.7 4.7 [+ or -] 2.3 Without frenulectomy, 1.2 [+ or -] 1.2 4.7 [+ or -] 1.6 p<0.001 Table 4.

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