Familial ankyloglossia (tongue-tie).

  title={Familial ankyloglossia (tongue-tie).},
  author={Tuomas Klockars},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={71 8},
Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) is a congenital anomaly with a prevalence of 4-5% and characterized by an abnormally short lingual frenulum. For unknown reasons the abnormality seems to be more common in males. The pathogenesis of ankyloglossia is not known. The author reports a family with isolated ankyloglossia inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The identification of the defective gene(s) causing ankyloglossia might reveal novel information on the craniofacial embryogenesis and its… CONTINUE READING