Ankyloglossia release using ultrasonic scissors

Authors

  • Irfan Mohamad Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan
  • Lim Eng Haw Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan
  • Aifaa Abdul Manan Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v16i2.25538

Abstract

Ankyloglossia is a condition where there is a limitation to the tongue movement due to the congenitally short frenulum. This condition eventually lead to early weaning and poor weight gain. Frenotomy, or tongue tie division can be performed by few methods. Iris scissors or scalpel traditionally has been used. In adults a muscle release may be needed to give a good muscle tension upon closing. Laser use in adult has been described. We utilized ultrasonic scissors in this case.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.16(2) 2017 p.332-333

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Published

2017-03-23

How to Cite

Mohamad, I., Haw, L. E., & Manan, A. A. (2017). Ankyloglossia release using ultrasonic scissors. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 16(2), 332–333. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v16i2.25538

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