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Ankyloglossia superior syndrome: Case report and updated literature review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2016 Jul;86:1-3 PMID: 27260569

Pubmed ID

27260569

Abstract

Ankyloglossia superior (palatoglossal adhesion) is an extremely rare congenital condition with only 14 previously reported cases. When found in conjunction with other congenital abnormalities, such as cleft palate, gastrointestinal malformations, and limb malformations, this anomaly is considered part of ankyloglossia superior syndrome. We present a case of a newborn female found to have ankyloglossia superior syndrome. Surgical repair is also described. We review the available literature and discuss theories regarding the etiology of ankyloglossia superior syndrome. Clinicians should have a high degree of suspicion for other congenital anomalies when a neonate is found to have ankyloglossia superior.

Author List

Shay S, West AN

Author

Sophie G. Shay MD Assistant Professor in the Otolaryngology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




Scopus

2-s2.0-84962802406

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Abnormalities, Multiple
Ankyloglossia
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Limb Deformities, Congenital
Syndrome
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