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Short Lingual Frenulum and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

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Yu-Shu Huang, Stacey Quo, J Andrew Berkowski and Christian Guilleminault

Abnormal short lingual frenulum may lead to
impairment of orofacial growth in early childhood. This may reduce
the width of the upper airway—a pliable tube—increasing its risk of
collapse, particularly during sleep.

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