Ankyloglossia: Surgical management and functional rehabilitation of tongue

Khan, S. and Sharma, S. and Sharma, V.K. (2017) Ankyloglossia: Surgical management and functional rehabilitation of tongue. Indian Journal of Dental Research, 28 (5). pp. 585-587. ISSN 9709290

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Ankyloglossia or "tongue-tie" is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by an abnormally short, thick, fibrosed lingual frenulum which may cause restriction in function of tongue including limitation in tongue movement. The lingual frenulum may be fibrous or muscular, and the tie may be complete or partial. Most often, ankyloglossia is seen as an isolated condition in an otherwise normal individual. This article reports the surgical management of a 20-year-old patient having ankyloglossia associated with restricted movement of tongue and difficulty in speech. The treatment involved is surgical removal of the lingual frenum followed by tongue training exercise and speech therapy to functionally rehabilitate the tongue. Six months postoperatively, the patient showed uneventful healing and was satisfied with the procedure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent; ankyloglossia; rehabilitation; speech; tongue-tie
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Medicine > Dr. Z.A. Dental College > Department of Pedodontics
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 05:56
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 10:05

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