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Short Lingual Frenulum and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

  title={Short Lingual Frenulum and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children},
  author={Yu-Shu Huang and Stacey D. Quo and J. Andrew Berkowski and C Guilleminault},
Background: Abnormal short lingual frenulum may lead to impairment of orofacial growth in early childhood. [] Key Method Study: A retrospective study of prepubertal children referred for suspicion of obstructive sleep apnea, found 27 subjects with non-syndromic short lingual frenulum. The children had findings associated with enlarged adenotonsils and/or orofacial growth changes. Results: Children with untreated short frenulum developed abnormal tongue function early in life with secondary impact on…

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