The transverse-vertical frenuloplasty for ankyloglossia

Mil Med. 1994 Nov;159(11):714-5.


Ankyloglossia is a congenital anomaly in which the frenulum is attached to the tip of the tongue to varying degrees. Children affected by this condition may be unhindered or they may have a variety of problems to include dysfunctional breast-feeding and speech mechanics. This article describes the indications for and surgical technique of the transverse-vertical frenuloplasty for the treatment of ankyloglossia.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lingual Frenum / abnormalities*
  • Lingual Frenum / surgery*
  • Surgery, Oral / methods