lingual frenum

Summary

Summary: MUCOUS MEMBRANE extending from floor of mouth to the under-surface of the tongue.

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  1. Ostapiuk B. [Tongue mobility in ankyloglossia with regard to articulation]. Ann Acad Med Stetin. 2006;52 Suppl 3:37-47 pubmed
    ..It is often necessary to carry out several frenotomies to achieve full articulating mobility of the tongue...
  2. Kondo E, Aoba T. Nonsurgical and nonextraction treatment of skeletal Class III open bite: its long-term stability. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2000;117:267-87 pubmed
    ..Myofunctional therapy after lingual and labial frenectomy was assisted by vigorous gum chewing during and after treatment, together with a tooth positioner. Normal nasal breathing was achieved...
  3. Brinkmann S, Reilly S, Meara J. Management of tongue-tie in children: a survey of paediatric surgeons in Australia. J Paediatr Child Health. 2004;40:600-5 pubmed
    ..In addition, we aimed to ascertain if there were differences in beliefs and practices according to surgical specialty...
  4. Hogan M, Westcott C, Griffiths M. Randomized, controlled trial of division of tongue-tie in infants with feeding problems. J Paediatr Child Health. 2005;41:246-50 pubmed
    ..To determine whether, in infants with a tongue-tie and a feeding problem, the current medical treatment (referral to a lactation consultant) or immediate division works best and enables the infants to feed normally...
  5. Segal L, Stephenson R, Dawes M, Feldman P. Prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of ankyloglossia: methodologic review. Can Fam Physician. 2007;53:1027-33 pubmed
    ..To review the diagnostic criteria for, the prevalence of, and the effectiveness of frenotomy for treatment of ankyloglossia...
  6. Srinivasan A, Dobrich C, Mitnick H, Feldman P. Ankyloglossia in breastfeeding infants: the effect of frenotomy on maternal nipple pain and latch. Breastfeed Med. 2006;1:216-24 pubmed
    ..The aim of this study was to measure the effectiveness of frenotomy in ankyloglossic infants, by quantifying the changes in latch and maternal nipple pain using standardized tools...
  7. Ballard J, Auer C, Khoury J. Ankyloglossia: assessment, incidence, and effect of frenuloplasty on the breastfeeding dyad. Pediatrics. 2002;110:e63 pubmed
  8. Berry J, Griffiths M, Westcott C. A double-blind, randomized, controlled trial of tongue-tie division and its immediate effect on breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2012;7:189-93 pubmed publisher
    ..This study investigated if a maternally reported, immediate improvement in breastfeeding following division of tongue-tie is due to a placebo effect...
  9. Ngerncham S, Laohapensang M, Wongvisutdhi T, Ritjaroen Y, Painpichan N, Hakularb P, et al. Lingual frenulum and effect on breastfeeding in Thai newborn infants. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2013;33:86-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Effective breastfeeding requires good latching on, which is possible when the infant is able to cup around the maternal areola with his tongue. One of the most common conditions resulting in poor latching on is tongue-tie...

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  1. Heller J, Gabbay J, O Hara C, Heller M, Bradley J. Improved ankyloglossia correction with four-flap Z-frenuloplasty. Ann Plast Surg. 2005;54:623-8 pubmed
    ..Our data indicated that the 4-flap Z-frenuloplasty was superior to the horizontal to vertical frenuloplasty with respect to tongue lengthening, protrusion, and articulation improvement for patients with symptomatic ankyloglossia...
  2. Hall D, Renfrew M. Tongue tie. Arch Dis Child. 2005;90:1211-5 pubmed
  3. Griffiths D. Do tongue ties affect breastfeeding?. J Hum Lact. 2004;20:409-14 pubmed
    ..Initial assessment, diagnosis, and help, followed by division and subsequent support by a qualified lactation consultant, might ensure that even more mothers and infants benefit from breastfeeding...
  4. Buryk M, Bloom D, Shope T. Efficacy of neonatal release of ankyloglossia: a randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2011;128:280-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Ankyloglossia has been associated with a variety of infant-feeding problems. Frenotomy commonly is performed for relief of ankyloglossia, but there has been a lack of convincing data to support this practice...
  5. Braybrook C, Lisgo S, Doudney K, Henderson D, Marcano A, Strachan T, et al. Craniofacial expression of human and murine TBX22 correlates with the cleft palate and ankyloglossia phenotype observed in CPX patients. Hum Mol Genet. 2002;11:2793-804 pubmed
    ..We conclude that expression of TBX22 is entirely consistent with the CPX phenotype and that the mouse should provide a useful model for elucidating its role in craniofacial development...
  6. García Pola M, González García M, Garcia Martin J, Gallas M, Seoane Lestón J. A study of pathology associated with short lingual frenum. ASDC J Dent Child. 2002;69:59-62, 12 pubmed
    Ankyloglossia is a developmental anomaly of the tongue characterized by a short, thick, lingual frenum resulting in limitation of tongue movement. The frenum is attached to the tip of the tongue in varying degrees...
  7. Dollberg S, Botzer E, Grunis E, Mimouni F. Immediate nipple pain relief after frenotomy in breast-fed infants with ankyloglossia: a randomized, prospective study. J Pediatr Surg. 2006;41:1598-600 pubmed
    ..We tested the hypothesis that in infants with ankyloglossia referred because of breast-feeding difficulties, frenotomy alleviates the symptoms...
  8. Madlon Kay D, Ricke L, Baker N, DeFor T. Case series of 148 tongue-tied newborn babies evaluated with the assessment tool for lingual frenulum function. Midwifery. 2008;24:353-7 pubmed
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the ATLFF scores obtained on a series of 148 tongue-tied newborn babies...
  9. Haenig B, Schmidt C, Kraus F, Pfordt M, Kispert A. Cloning and expression analysis of the chick ortholog of TBX22, the gene mutated in X-linked cleft palate and ankyloglossia. Mech Dev. 2002;117:321-5 pubmed
    ..Other sites of expression include the limbs, the cranial mesenchyme and the eye. Hence, Tbx22 expression domains encompass the regions important for the development of the disease phenotype...
  10. Webb A, Hao W, Hong P. The effect of tongue-tie division on breastfeeding and speech articulation: a systematic review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;77:635-46 pubmed publisher
  11. Ricke L, Baker N, Madlon Kay D, DeFor T. Newborn tongue-tie: prevalence and effect on breast-feeding. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2005;18:1-7 pubmed
  12. Tanpaiboon P, Kantaputra P, Wejathikul K, Piyamongkol W. c. 595-596 insC of FOXC2 underlies lymphedema, distichiasis, ptosis, ankyloglossia, and Robin sequence in a Thai patient. Am J Med Genet A. 2010;152A:737-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Mutation analysis of FOXC2 revealed c. 595-596 insC...
  13. Post E, Rupert A, Schulpen T. [Problematic breastfeeding due to a short frenulum]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2010;154:A918 pubmed
    ..Randomized controlled trials show that 95% of breastfeeding problems disappear. There is sufficient evidence to state that frenotomy is a very safe and useful procedure in neonates...
  14. Hansen R, MacKinlay G, Manson W. Ankyloglossia intervention in outpatients is safe: our experience. Arch Dis Child. 2006;91:541-2; author reply 542 pubmed
  15. Suter V, Bornstein M. Ankyloglossia: facts and myths in diagnosis and treatment. J Periodontol. 2009;80:1204-19 pubmed publisher
    ..The objective of this study was to systematically review the diagnostic criteria, indications, and need for treatment of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie), as well as the various treatment options for patients in different age groups...
  16. Rampersad S, Rossi M, Yarnell C, Uejima T. Wrong site frenulectomy in a child: a serious safety event. Anesth Analg. 2014;119:141-4 pubmed publisher
  17. Wallace H, Clarke S. Tongue tie division in infants with breast feeding difficulties. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006;70:1257-61 pubmed
    ..We present a case series of infants who underwent tongue tie division for feeding difficulties and assess the indications for and outcomes of the procedure...
  18. Frech T, Pauling J, Murtaugh M, Kendall K, Domsic R. Sublingual Abnormalities in Systemic Sclerosis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2016;22:19-21 pubmed publisher
    ..The goal of this project was to devise a reliable bedside tool to confirm the presence of sublingual frenulum abnormalities in SSc and explore potential associations with patient demographics and gastrointestinal clinical phenotype...
  19. Forlenza G, Paradise Black N, McNamara E, Sullivan S. Ankyloglossia, exclusive breastfeeding, and failure to thrive. Pediatrics. 2010;125:e1500-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The infant immediately experienced weight gain and has continued to show slow, but steady, weight gain as an outpatient. We illustrate here many of the controversies concerning ankyloglossia...
  20. Lumbau A, Schinocca L, Chessa G. Influence of posture on swallowing. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2011;12:171-4 pubmed
    ..This study investigates the relationship between posture disorders and swallowing, either of infantile type or affected by the presence of a short lingual frenulum...
  21. Shashikiran N, Karthik V, Subbareddy V. Multiple congenitally missing primary teeth: report of a case. Pediatr Dent. 2002;24:149-52 pubmed
    ..Oligodontia of the primary dentition is a rare finding. This paper reports a rare case of multiple missing (n=9) primary teeth in a 3-year-old male of Asian origin...
  22. Shankar S, Shirley E, Burrows N. Absence of inferior labial or lingual frenula is not a useful clinical marker for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in the UK. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2006;20:1383-4 pubmed
  23. Agag R, Sacks J, Silver L. Congenital midline cervical cleft. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2007;44:98-101 pubmed
    ..The case is presented as well as discussion of histopathology, embryology, and surgical treatment...
  24. Ohkubo C, Hanatani S, Hosoi T, Mizuno Y. Neutral zone approach for denture fabrication for a partial glossectomy patient: a clinical report. J Prosthet Dent. 2000;84:390-3 pubmed
    ..Denture stability can be obtained with this "border molding" technique, not only for edentulous patients but also for those with oral deformities...
  25. O Callahan C, Macary S, Clemente S. The effects of office-based frenotomy for anterior and posterior ankyloglossia on breastfeeding. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;77:827-32 pubmed publisher
  26. Yeh M. Outpatient division of tongue-tie without anesthesia in infants and children. World J Pediatr. 2008;4:106-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Tongue-tie is a common but often neglected condition. The indications and the techniques for its division are still controversial. In this report, I will present my personal experience and advocate early and aggressive treatment...
  27. Harrison J, Conlan M, Deas D. An alternative donor site for an epithelialized-free soft-tissue autograft. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2011;32:e29-31 pubmed
    ..This case report documents the use of the operculum over an erupting molar as an additional harvest site, a technique that may offer certain advantages in younger patients...
  28. Camargo Z, Marchesan I, Oliveira L, Svicero M, Pereira L, Madureira S. Lingual frenectomy and alveolar tap production: an acoustic and perceptual study. Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2013;38:157-66 pubmed publisher
  29. Freudenberger S, Santos Díaz M, Bravo J, Sedano H. Intraoral findings and other developmental conditions in Mexican neonates. J Dent Child (Chic). 2008;75:280-6 pubmed
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of intraoral findings and other minor developmental malformations in newborns from San Luis Potosi, Mexico...
  30. Nguyen Hieu T, Ha Thi B, Do Thu H, Tran Giao H. Gingival recession associated with predisposing factors in young vietnamese: a pilot study. Oral Health Dent Manag. 2012;11:134-44 pubmed
    ..Therefore, the aim of this pilot study was to evaluate gingival recession with predisposing factors in young Vietnamese...
  31. Genovese M, Olivi G. Laser in paediatric dentistry: patient acceptance of hard and soft tissue therapy. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2008;9:13-7 pubmed
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the laser therapy efficacy in paediatric dentistry, considering the subjective tolerance and acceptance of therapy in children needing both dental and soft tissue treatments...
  32. Madison J, Robertson J. Questions diagnosis of frenulum of the epiglottis in racehorse. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2007;231:1336 pubmed
  33. Klockars T. Familial ankyloglossia (tongue-tie). Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007;71:1321-4 pubmed
    ..The identification of the defective gene(s) causing ankyloglossia might reveal novel information on the craniofacial embryogenesis and its disorders...
  34. Manipon C. Ankyloglossia and the Breastfeeding Infant: Assessment and Intervention. Adv Neonatal Care. 2016;16:108-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Medical and health professionals have a responsibility to support breastfeeding in the mother-infant dyad. This includes the recognition of anatomical barriers to breastfeeding such as a tongue-tie, ankyloglossia...
  35. Lin B, Lin M, Berlocher W. Clinical manifestations of terminal osseous dysplasia and pigmentary defects in a young girl. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2003;95:607-13 pubmed
    ..A widened bigonial width of the mandible and a brachyfacial pattern are observed. Intraoral findings include multiple frenulae, shallow mucobuccal fold, hypodontia, conical incisors, and other developmental structural defects...
  36. Yucel F, Akdogan I, Guven G, Ortug G. SEM examination of the dorsal lingual papillae of pregnant rats. Ann Anat. 2002;184:251-5 pubmed
    ..There may be a correlation between the alterations of some hormone levels in pregnancy and some morphological changes of the lingual papillae...
  37. Geddes D, Langton D, Gollow I, Jacobs L, Hartmann P, Simmer K. Frenulotomy for breastfeeding infants with ankyloglossia: effect on milk removal and sucking mechanism as imaged by ultrasound. Pediatrics. 2008;122:e188-94 pubmed publisher
  38. Woo S. Endoscope-assisted intraoral removal of the thyroid isthmus mass using a frenotomy incision. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2013;23:787-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, some patients choose to have these nodules excised. The surgical removal of the thyroid isthmus mass is usually accomplished through an external incision of the neck. However, this procedure inevitably results in a neck scar...
  39. Griffiths M, Hall D, Renfrew M. Tongue ties and breast feeding * Authors' reply. Arch Dis Child. 2006;91:542 pubmed
  40. Fiorotti R, Bertolini M, Nicola J, Nicola E. Early lingual frenectomy assisted by CO2 laser helps prevention and treatment of functional alterations caused by ankyloglossia. Int J Orofacial Myology. 2004;30:64-71 pubmed
    ..presence of dentofacial alterations and acquired functional adaptations may be due to a short and inadequate lingual frenum. When frenectomy is indicated, it should be performed as early as possible to prevent functional alterations...
  41. Winn D. Lasers in dentistry: soft tissue capabilities. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent. 2003;15:803-5 pubmed
  42. Edmunds J, Miles S, Fulbrook P. Tongue-tie and breastfeeding: a review of the literature. Breastfeed Rev. 2011;19:19-26 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, studies have demonstrated that the procedure does not lead to complications for the infant or mother...
  43. Fitz Desorgher R. All tied up. Tongue tie and its implications for breastfeeding. Pract Midwife. 2003;6:20-2 pubmed
  44. Crivelli M, Aguas S, Quarracino C, Adler I, Braunstein S. [Prevalence of tongue anomalies in children]. Rev Asoc Odontol Argent. 1990;78:74-7 pubmed
    ..The figures obtained are at variance--by far--from those published by other people engaged in the same line of research. Probably, further studies with a much larger amount of patients are called for...
  45. Tracy L, Gomez G, Overton L, McClain W. Hypovolemic shock after labial and lingual frenulectomy: A report of two cases. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017;100:223-224 pubmed publisher
    ..These rare, but life-threatening outcomes warrant recognition as potential complications for the presumed benign labial and lingual frenulectomy. We additionally briefly review indications for upper labial and lingual frenulectomy. ..
  46. Koay C, Lim J, Siar C. The prevalence of tongue lesions in Malaysian dental outpatients from the Klang Valley area. Oral Dis. 2011;17:210-6 pubmed publisher
    ..To determine the prevalence of tongue lesions in Malaysian dental outpatients from the Klang Valley area...
  47. Karahan S, Kul B. Ankyloglossia in dogs: a morphological and immunohistochemical study. Anat Histol Embryol. 2009;38:118-21 pubmed publisher
  48. Amir L, James J, Beatty J. Review of tongue-tie release at a tertiary maternity hospital. J Paediatr Child Health. 2005;41:243-5 pubmed
  49. Mintz S, Siegel M, Seider P. An overview of oral frena and their association with multiple syndromic and nonsyndromic conditions. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2005;99:321-4 pubmed
    ..9 This paper is a review of the above stated frena deformities and their management...
  50. Choi Y, Lim J, Han K, Lee W, Kim M. Ankyloglossia correction: Z-plasty combined with genioglossus myotomy. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22:2238-40 pubmed publisher
  51. Marchesan I. Lingual frenulum: quantitative evaluation proposal. Int J Orofacial Myology. 2005;31:39-48 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to establish a quantitative method to classify lingual frenulum as normal and altered...
  52. McBride C. Tongue-tie. J Paediatr Child Health. 2005;41:242 pubmed
  53. Yoshie S, Yokosuka H, Kanazawa H, Fujita T. The existence of Merkel cells in the lingual connective tissue of the Surinam caiman, Caiman crocodilus crocodilus (order Crocodilia). Arch Histol Cytol. 1999;62:97-106 pubmed
    ..On the basis of the granule localization in the cytoplasm, the caiman Merkel cell was presumed to be involved in not only mechanoreception but also endocrine or paracrine functions...