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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Cephalometric Evaluation Of The Oropharyngeal Space In Children With Atypical Deglutition
Author: Machado Junior A.J.
Crespo A.N.
Abstract: For several factors, not yet fully explained until now, infant deglutition may persist after changing the primary teeth and such swallowing is classified as atypical swallowing. Possible causes: finger sucking, bottle feeding, sucking the tongue and mouth breathing. There is no consensus about the etiology of atypical deglutition. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the oropharyngeal space in side-view radiographs of children with atypical deglutition and normal deglutition. Methods: Retrospective study, by means of cephalometric analysis of side-view radiographs, measuring the anteroposterior distance of the lumen of the airway in two groups: 55 cephalograms from the experimental group (with atypical deglutition) and 55 side-view radiographs from the control group (normal deglutition). Measurements from the groups were compared using Mann-Whitney U test and a p value <0.05 was considered as an indication of statistical significance. Results: The median in the control group was 10 mm and in the experimental group it was 7 mm, with a statistically significant difference (p <0.001). Conclusion: The oropharyngeal space is reduced in the group with atypical deglutition.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1808-86942012000100019
Date Issue: 2012
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