Ankyloglossia, or tongue tie, refers to an abnormally short lingual frenum. It is recognized but poorly defined condition and has been reported to cause feeding difficulties, dysarthria, dyspnea and social or mechanical problems. It varies in degree of severity from mild causes; characterized by mucous membrane bands to complete ankyloglossia where by the tongue is tethered to the floor of mouth. Tongue tie can be treated by various methods such as frenectomy and frenotomy. Here, we report a case of tongue tie which was successfully treated by surgical excision.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN