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Ankyloglossia and effects on breast-feeding, speech problems and mechanical/social issues in children.
B-ENT. 2008; 4(2):81-5.B

Abstract

BACKGROUND

This aim of this study was to define the characteristics of the patients who underwent surgery for ankyloglossia.

PATIENTS AND METHODS

The patients (n = 127) with ankyloglossia underwent surgery between 1987 and 2005. The patients were evaluated for age, gender, complaints, grade, and operative procedures. This study did not cover postoperative evaluation of the procedure.

RESULTS

The ages of the children ranged from 20 days to 7 years, and 84% of them were under 1 year of age. Seventy-two percent were boys; 28% were girls. The most common complaint of the parents of infants under one year of age was breast-feeding (35/84). When the tongue movements of the patients were examined, 57 patients (of whom 18 were over one year of age) had limited tongue mobility. The mean frenulum length of the patients was grade 1 in 72 patients and grade 2 in 55 patients. Ankyloglossia was corrected by frenotomy. Three patients had bleeding from their frenotomy site which resolved with local pressure. General anaesthesia was preferred for 77 patients, and there was a need for suturing in 20 patients.

CONCLUSION

The correction of ankyloglossia at an early age reduces the risk of latent complications. In addition, the early correction will mitigate the feeding- and speech-related concerns of parents and doctors alike.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. karabulutr@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18681203

Citation

Karabulut, R, et al. "Ankyloglossia and Effects On Breast-feeding, Speech Problems and Mechanical/social Issues in Children." B-ENT, vol. 4, no. 2, 2008, pp. 81-5.
Karabulut R, Sönmez K, Türkyilmaz Z, et al. Ankyloglossia and effects on breast-feeding, speech problems and mechanical/social issues in children. B-ENT. 2008;4(2):81-5.
Karabulut, R., Sönmez, K., Türkyilmaz, Z., Demiroğullari, B., Ozen, I. O., Bağbanci, B., Kale, N., & Başaklar, A. C. (2008). Ankyloglossia and effects on breast-feeding, speech problems and mechanical/social issues in children. B-ENT, 4(2), 81-5.
Karabulut R, et al. Ankyloglossia and Effects On Breast-feeding, Speech Problems and Mechanical/social Issues in Children. B-ENT. 2008;4(2):81-5. PubMed PMID: 18681203.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ankyloglossia and effects on breast-feeding, speech problems and mechanical/social issues in children. AU - Karabulut,R, AU - Sönmez,K, AU - Türkyilmaz,Z, AU - Demiroğullari,B, AU - Ozen,I O, AU - Bağbanci,B, AU - Kale,N, AU - Başaklar,A C, PY - 2008/8/7/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/8/7/entrez SP - 81 EP - 5 JF - B-ENT JO - B-ENT VL - 4 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: This aim of this study was to define the characteristics of the patients who underwent surgery for ankyloglossia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patients (n = 127) with ankyloglossia underwent surgery between 1987 and 2005. The patients were evaluated for age, gender, complaints, grade, and operative procedures. This study did not cover postoperative evaluation of the procedure. RESULTS: The ages of the children ranged from 20 days to 7 years, and 84% of them were under 1 year of age. Seventy-two percent were boys; 28% were girls. The most common complaint of the parents of infants under one year of age was breast-feeding (35/84). When the tongue movements of the patients were examined, 57 patients (of whom 18 were over one year of age) had limited tongue mobility. The mean frenulum length of the patients was grade 1 in 72 patients and grade 2 in 55 patients. Ankyloglossia was corrected by frenotomy. Three patients had bleeding from their frenotomy site which resolved with local pressure. General anaesthesia was preferred for 77 patients, and there was a need for suturing in 20 patients. CONCLUSION: The correction of ankyloglossia at an early age reduces the risk of latent complications. In addition, the early correction will mitigate the feeding- and speech-related concerns of parents and doctors alike. SN - 1781-782X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18681203/Ankyloglossia_and_effects_on_breast_feeding_speech_problems_and_mechanical/social_issues_in_children_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/breastfeeding.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -