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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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CUESTAS, Giselle et al. Surgical treatment of short lingual frenulum in children. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2014, vol.112, n.6, pp.567-570. ISSN 0325-0075.

Ankyloglossia is a congenital anomaly characterized by an abnormally short lingual frenulum resulting in varying degrees of difficulty of tongue mobility. It may be asymptomatic or it may present with breastfeeding difficulties, speech and dentition disorders, and social problems related to the functional limitation of the tongue. While it is a common and known pathology, controversies and diversity of opinions persist regarding the indication, timing and method of surgical correction. We describe our experience with 35 children presenting this condition; they underwent successful surgical treatment.

Keywords : Short lingual frenulum; Surgical correction; Children.

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