Sakarya Akyazi State Hospital, ENT Clinic, Sakarya, Turkey
Received: 08 March, 2016; Accepted: 09 May, 2016; Published: 12 May, 2016
Caner Sahin, MD, Sakarya Akyazi State Hospital, ENT Clinic, Sakarya, Turkey, Fax: +90-264-4187835; E-mail:
Sahin C (2016) Treatment of Ankyloglosia with Coblation Assisted Surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Rhinol 2(1): 025-026. DOI: 10.17352/2455-1759.000017
© 2015 Sahin C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hypertrophic lingual frenulum; Tongue-tie; Coblation; Radiofrequency
Ankyloglossia is a disease characterized by difficulty in breast-feeding, limitation of tongue, and speech disorders. Prevalence of the disease is %1-10 in the literature (1). Cold knife, Laser surgery, electro cautery methods are used in the surgical treatment of the disease. Coblation radiofrequency technology provides low temperature work with minimal damage to neighborhood tissues. We present a 21 years old male with ankyloglossia treated by coblation surgery in the lights of the literature.
Ankyloglossia named also as hypertrophic lingual frenulum, tongue-tie in the literature. There is a fibrous band between base of tongue and tongue that prevents the movement of the tongue. Males are more often affected than females . Breast feeding, speech problems and nutritional problems are associated with the disease because of functional problem of tongue.
Treatment of the disease is surgical treatment. Time of the surgery is controversial. Cold surgery, electro surgery, laser surgical methods are described in the literature [2-4].
Coblation surgery is a new technology. Coblation surgery can be used in Tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, soft palate surgery, inferior turbinate surgery in head and neck surgery.
We present a 21 years old male with ankyloglossia treated by coblation surgery in the lights of the literature.
A 21 year old male is encountered to ENT clinics with speech disorder and tongue movement disorder. We found ankyloglossia with thick and short frenulum in our physical examination (Figure 1). The remaining head and neck examination was normal. There is no syndromic child and cleft palate in patient’s history. The diagnosis is based on physical examination and symptoms of the patients.
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