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frenectomy

 [fre-nek´to-me]
excision of a frenum or frenulum.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fre·nec·to·my

(frē-nek'tŏ-mē),
Removal of any frenum.
[frenum + G. ektomē, excision]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

frenectomy

(frə-nĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical excision of a frenum.
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frenectomy

Excision of the frenulum of the tongue, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fre·nec·to·my

(frē-nek'tŏ-mē)
Removal of any frenum.
[frenum + G. ektomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A frenectomy is now a simple and straightforward procedure (ezlase).
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It was followed by maxillary labial frenectomy and vestibular deepening, using electrosurgery.
The tongue was released, and a frenectomy of the lingual frenulum with repair of the tongue was performed (Fig 4).
Frenectomy: Frenectomy is a procedure done in patients with a high maxillary fermium or lingual fermium attachment that causes midline diastema.
The case was taken up for excision of the recurrent lesion along with labial frenectomy (Figure 3).
The applications of Diode and Er:YAG lasers in labial frenectomy in infants patients.
In addition, the following associated procedures have been performed: tonsillectomy (n=12), bilateral myringotomy with tubes (n=11), bilateral myringotomy without tubes (n=1), unilateral myringotomy (n=1), frenectomy (n=1), and a microscopic examination of the ear (cholesteatoma) (n=1).
Exclusion criteria for both groups were: to have undergone speech therapy in the area of Orofacial Motricity; to have performed frenectomy and/or lingual frenotomy; to present neurological disorders or any physical or cognitive disorder that might interfere in the speech and audiological assessment; and to show anatomical-functional alterations.
Frenectomy is the complete removal of the frenulum, including its attachments to the underlying alveolar process.