Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is part of connective tissue disorders and is characterized by skin hyperextensibility, joint hypermobility, easy bruising and other severe manifestations such as epilepsy, pneumothorax, arterial rupture and bowel perforation. In 2017 a new classification was published, indicating major and minor criteria for each form of EDS. Further reports in the past years tried to determine whether or not the absence of lingual frenulum should be included in minor criteria for the diagnosis of EDS, but a consensus has still not been reached. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical relevance of lingual frenulum absence, evaluating its prevalence in a cohort of EDS pediatric patients and comparing it to a group of controls.

Absence of lingual frenulum in children with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: a retrospective study of forty cases and literature review of a twenty years long debate

Savasta, Salvatore;Bassanese, Francesco;Foiadelli, Thomas;Votto, Martina;Marseglia, Gian L
2021

Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is part of connective tissue disorders and is characterized by skin hyperextensibility, joint hypermobility, easy bruising and other severe manifestations such as epilepsy, pneumothorax, arterial rupture and bowel perforation. In 2017 a new classification was published, indicating major and minor criteria for each form of EDS. Further reports in the past years tried to determine whether or not the absence of lingual frenulum should be included in minor criteria for the diagnosis of EDS, but a consensus has still not been reached. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical relevance of lingual frenulum absence, evaluating its prevalence in a cohort of EDS pediatric patients and comparing it to a group of controls.
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