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Tongue volume in adults with skeletal Class III dentofacial deformities

Overview of attention for article published in Head & Face Medicine, March 2016
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Title
Tongue volume in adults with skeletal Class III dentofacial deformities
Published in
Head & Face Medicine, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13005-016-0110-4
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Authors

N. Ihan Hren, U. Barbič

Abstract

The size of the tongue is implicated as an essential etiological factor in the development of malocclusions. The aim of our study was to assess tongue size in skeletal Class III (SCIII) patients in comparison to adults with normal occlusion, using three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound. The SCIII group consisted of 54 subjects; 34 females and 20 males and the control group contained 36 subjects, 18 from each gender with Class I relationship. 3D ultrasound images of the tongues were acquired, and then the tongues' volumes were assessed. The males in both the SCIII and control groups had significantly larger tongue volumes than the female subjects (mean SCIII 100.8 ± 6.3 and control 92.4 ± 9.8 cm(3) in males vs. SCIII 77.4 ± 10.2 and control 67.2 ± 5.6 cm(3) in females). The highly significantly larger tongue volumes were in SCIII patients of both genders (p were less than 0.01 for female and 0.03 for male). The tongue volumes within the whole SCIII group were significantly larger with more negative Wits values. The tongue volumes are significantly bigger in SCIII subjects than normal. Larger tongues correlate with more severe SCIII. The clinical importance of this data is that limited mandibular setback planning is necessary to prevent narrowing of respiratory airways.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 20%
Student > Postgraduate 5 17%
Student > Bachelor 5 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Professor 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 7 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 57%
Psychology 1 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 3%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Chemistry 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 9 30%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 March 2016.
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#3,276,771
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