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The effect of ankyloglossia on speech in children.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2002; 127(6):539-45OH

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

We wanted to determine whether ankyloglossia is associated with articulation problems and the effect of frenuloplasty on speech and tongue mobility.

STUDY DESIGN

We conducted a prospective study of 30 children aged 1 to 12 years with ankyloglossia undergoing frenuloplasty. Outcomes were assessed by measurements of tongue mobility, speech evaluation, and parent questionnaires.

RESULTS

Mean tongue protrusion improved from 14.2 mm preoperatively to 25.8 mm postoperatively (P < 0.01). Similarly, mean tongue elevation improved from 5.2 to 22 mm (P < 0.01). Preoperative speech pathology evaluation documented articulation problems thought due to ankyloglossia in 15 of 21 children. Postoperative evaluation in 15 of these children showed improvement in articulation in 9, no change in 4 who had normal speech preoperatively, and an ongoing articulation disorder in 2. Parent perception of speech intelligibility on a scale of 1 to 5 improved from 3.4 to 4.2 (P < 0.01).

CONCLUSION

Tongue mobility and speech improve significantly after frenuloplasty in children with ankyloglossia who have articulation problems.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. amessner@stanfordmed.orgNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12501105

Citation

Messner, Anna H., and M Lauren Lalakea. "The Effect of Ankyloglossia On Speech in Children." Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 127, no. 6, 2002, pp. 539-45.
Messner AH, Lalakea ML. The effect of ankyloglossia on speech in children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;127(6):539-45.
Messner, A. H., & Lalakea, M. L. (2002). The effect of ankyloglossia on speech in children. Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 127(6), pp. 539-45.
Messner AH, Lalakea ML. The Effect of Ankyloglossia On Speech in Children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;127(6):539-45. PubMed PMID: 12501105.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The effect of ankyloglossia on speech in children. AU - Messner,Anna H, AU - Lalakea,M Lauren, PY - 2002/12/26/pubmed PY - 2003/1/24/medline PY - 2002/12/26/entrez SP - 539 EP - 45 JF - Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery JO - Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg VL - 127 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: We wanted to determine whether ankyloglossia is associated with articulation problems and the effect of frenuloplasty on speech and tongue mobility. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a prospective study of 30 children aged 1 to 12 years with ankyloglossia undergoing frenuloplasty. Outcomes were assessed by measurements of tongue mobility, speech evaluation, and parent questionnaires. RESULTS: Mean tongue protrusion improved from 14.2 mm preoperatively to 25.8 mm postoperatively (P < 0.01). Similarly, mean tongue elevation improved from 5.2 to 22 mm (P < 0.01). Preoperative speech pathology evaluation documented articulation problems thought due to ankyloglossia in 15 of 21 children. Postoperative evaluation in 15 of these children showed improvement in articulation in 9, no change in 4 who had normal speech preoperatively, and an ongoing articulation disorder in 2. Parent perception of speech intelligibility on a scale of 1 to 5 improved from 3.4 to 4.2 (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Tongue mobility and speech improve significantly after frenuloplasty in children with ankyloglossia who have articulation problems. SN - 0194-5998 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12501105/The_effect_of_ankyloglossia_on_speech_in_children_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1067/mhn.2002.129731?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&amp;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&amp;rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -