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Tongue-Tie


Picture of a normal lingual frenulum

Picture of an abnormal lingual frenulum (ankyloglossia)

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In tongue-tie, the lingual frenulum is shorter and wider than usual. This may result in limited tongue movement. Babies with tongue-tie may have feeding problems.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerChuck Norlin, MD, MD - Pediatrics
Last RevisedJuly 26, 2011

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