Ankyloglossia and Other Oral Ties

Jonathan Walsh, Margo McKenna Benoit

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Abstract

Ankyloglossia and other oral ties have been recognized for centuries, but interest in and literature on these topics has recently increased. This article presents the latest evidence on the diagnosis and management of tongue-tie and outlines some of the controversies and gaps in the existing evidence. Anterior tongue-tie is accepted in most clinical practices as a potential risk for breastfeeding difficulty, and good evidence exists that division of an anterior tongue-tie leads to improved breastfeeding outcomes. Posterior tongue ties and upper lip-ties are being studied more intensively to provide sound, evidence-based recommendations on their diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-811
Number of pages17
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019

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Keywords

  • Ankyloglossia
  • Frenotomy
  • Frenulectomy
  • Lip-tie
  • Tongue-tie

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Ankyloglossia and Other Oral Ties. / Walsh, Jonathan; McKenna Benoit, Margo.

In: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 52, No. 5, 10.2019, p. 795-811.

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Walsh, Jonathan ; McKenna Benoit, Margo. / Ankyloglossia and Other Oral Ties. In: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 2019 ; Vol. 52, No. 5. pp. 795-811.
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