Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report
Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-54

A Novel surgical pre-suturing technique for the management of ankyloglossia

1 Private Practice?, Precision Dental Clinic, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department Periodontology, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India

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Precision Dental Clinic and Implant Centre, Shop No. 13, New Geetanjali CHS Ltd., Near K. T. Vision Multiplex, Anand Nagar, Vasai West, Thane 401 202, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2006-8808.147259

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Ankyloglossia or "tongue-tie" is a congenital anomaly caused by tight lingual frenulum that abnormally connects the tongue base to the floor of the mouth. Ankyloglossia can results in difficulty during speech and deglutition. This case series presents a novel surgical technique in the management of ankyloglossia in using presuturing technique in which different sets of sutures are given on lingual frenum before severing it. This results in reduced opening of the wound, minimal bleeding, pain and discomfort. Two male patients with severe ankyloglossia had been managed with this technique and after 2 years of follow-up of these cases showed satisfactory protrusive and lateral movement of the tongue with minimal scarring and discomfort.

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