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Surgical techniques for the treatment of ankyloglossia in children: a case series

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Applied Oral Science, June 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#22 of 183)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)

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Title
Surgical techniques for the treatment of ankyloglossia in children: a case series
Published in
Journal of Applied Oral Science, June 2014
DOI 10.1590/1678-775720130629
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Authors

JUNQUEIRA, Marina Azevedo, CUNHA, Nayara Nery Oliveira, COSTA e SILVA, Lidiane Lucas, ARAÚJO, Leandro Borges, MORETTI, Ana Beatriz Silveira, COUTO FILHO, Carlos Eduardo Gomes, SAKAI, Vivien Thiemy, Marina Azevedo JUNQUEIRA, Nayara Nery Oliveira CUNHA, Lidiane Lucas Costa e SILVA, Leandro Borges ARAÚJO, Ana Beatriz Silveira MORETTI, Carlos Eduardo Gomes COUTO FILHO, Vivien Thiemy SAKAI

Abstract

This paper reports a series of clinical cases of ankyloglossia in children, which were approached by different techniques: frenotomy and frenectomy with the use of one hemostat, two hemostats, a groove director or laser. Information on the indications, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages of the techniques was also presented. Children diagnosed with ankyloglossia were subjected to different surgical procedures. The choice of the techniques was based on the age of the patient, length of the frenulum and availability of the instruments and equipment. All the techniques presented are successful for the treatment of ankyloglossia and require a skilled professional. Laser may be considered a simple and safe alternative for children while reducing the amount of local anesthetics needed, the bleeding and the chances of infection, swelling and discomfort.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 97 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 20 20%
Student > Master 14 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 10%
Student > Postgraduate 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 5%
Other 22 22%
Unknown 19 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 64 65%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Computer Science 1 1%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 1%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 20 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 04 December 2017.
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#3,000,689
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Outputs from Journal of Applied Oral Science
#22
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#44,896
of 198,256 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Applied Oral Science
#3
of 4 outputs
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