Infected sublingual hematoma: A rare complication of frenulectomy

July 21, 2013
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Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinic

Given the spectrum of potential poor outcomes, some consensus has emerged in favor of early surgical management of significant 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.1 Its estimated prevalence ranges from 0.02 to 4.8%.2 It is commonly addressed by a frenulectomy, which involves incising the mucosal band tethering the tongue.3

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