Tongue-Tie - A Brief Notes

@article{Bhattacharya2017TongueTieA,
  title={Tongue-Tie - A Brief Notes},
  author={Sujit Bhattacharya and Anisha Banerjee and Sabahat Azim},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Biomarkers \& Diagnosis},
  year={2017},
  volume={8},
  pages={1-1}
}
Tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a congenital condition where the strip of skin connecting the baby's tongue to the floor of the mouth is shorter than usual. The baby may be diagnosed with tongue-tie during her first routine check-up. Often Tounge-Tie is diagnosed when the baby has difficulty in breast-feeding, speech and oral hygiene or nutrition. Sometimes, an adult patient may present with the condition. It affects more males as compared to females. Surgery is often required. 

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