ankyloglossia


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Synonyms for ankyloglossia

a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue

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Connection between mutation of TBX22 gene and ankyloglossia is documented in literature.
This finding is in agreement with another study found in the literature that reported higher occurrence of posterior lingual frenulum among females, observed that this anatomical variation did not interfere with the movements of the tongue--sucking and swallowing--during breastfeeding, and concluded that this variation cannot be classified as ankyloglossia [8].
Ankyloglossia or tongue tie is a condition in which the tip of the tongue cannot be protruded beyond the lower incisor teeth because of short frenulumA1.
Treatment of Ankyloglossia: A Narrative Review and a Report of Three
This is commonly called a "tongue-tie," or ankyloglossia.
Ankyloglossia, commonly known as tongue-tie, is a congenital oral anomaly characterized by an abnormally short and sometimes thickened lingual frenulum that can affect the mobility of the tongue.
According to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, ankyloglossia (also known as tongue-tie) is a congenital anomaly characterised by an abnormally short lingual frenulum.
In this regard, attention should be given to subphenotypic features of the lip (completeness of the cleft, presence of pits/prints, dental and orbicularis oris muscle anomalies), and palate (completeness of the cleft, submucous defects, bifid uvula, and ankyloglossia).
Endotracheal intubation may be complicated by ankyloglossia, poor dentition, buccal fragility and limited mouth opening (4).
Fraenal attachment was assessed visually and if the fraenum was attached close to the tip of the tongue, then it was considered as ankyloglossia. Presence of an extra tooth between the central incisors was considered as a mesiodens.
One of these pedigrees is described to in a large Icelandic family (293 individuals) that shows Mendelian inheritance of X-linked secondary cleft palate and ankyloglossia. (15) Family analysis showed that the frequency of CP among all those relatives was much higher among the male than among the female CP probands.