These are all classified as lisping and include excessive pressure by the tongue against the teeth, the tongue held too far back along the midline of the palate, and a "substitute hiss" produced in the throat or larynx.
Following the NST, an US is done to observe the amount of amniotic fluid present in four quadrants, which are divided along the umbilicus midline and perpendicular to the midline.
The most common site for encephalocele is along the front-to-back midline of the skull, usually at the rear, although frontal encephaloceles are more common among Asians.
Laser midline glossectomy involves surgically modifying the size and shape of the soft tissue portions of the tongue's base.
You can even get a one piece swimsuit with a belt to break the midline and perhaps create the illusion of a tankini.