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Letters Posterior tongue tie and lip tie

Division of tongue tie: surgical complications

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 05 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n8
  1. Paul A J Heaton, consultant paediatrician
  1. Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil BA21 4AT, UK
  1. paul.heaton{at}

The statement that division of tongue tie is “generally a well established and safe procedure” is without scientific basis since there is no formal mechanism of determining how many such procedures are performed and how many complications are seen.1

In my hospital we have …

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