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.

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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Improved ankyloglossia correction with four-flap Z-frenuloplasty.
The transverse-vertical frenuloplasty for ankyloglossia.
An earlier, unblinded RCT randomized 40 infants (mean age 14 days) with ankyloglossia and breastfeeding problems to frenotomy or lactation support.
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On oral examination Partial Ankyloglossia was present as seen in [fig 1].
A greater emphasis on exclusive breastfeeding in recent years has reignited the historical debate over the role of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) in infants with breastfeeding difficulties.
2004] and many of today's practicing physicians were taught that treatment of tongue-tie, (ankyloglossia) is an outdated concept, a relic of times past and during the last several decades of predominant bottle-feeding, ankyloglossia was relegated to the status of a 'non-problem' because of the lack of significant impact upon bottle feeding behaviours.
Ankyloglossia (tongue tie): This is characterized by shortness of the lingual frenula, which thus restricts movements of the tongue.
During embryonic development, when there is no full apoptosis of the frenulum, the residual tissue may compromise the tongue mobility and, hence, the oral functions, which may lead to ankyloglossia [5].
Also ankyloglossia was present and elimination of buccal and vestibular sulci.
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.