Investigation of tongue movements during swallowing with M-mode ultrasonography [Analyse des schluckmusters mittels M-Modus-Sonographie]

Translated title of the contribution: Investigation of tongue movements during swallowing with M-mode ultrasonography

Chien Lun Peng, Rainer Reginald Miethke, Suang Jing Pong, Che Tong Lin

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Abstract

Aim: Evaluation of tongue movements during swallowing with a computer-aided, M-mode ultrasonography system in combination with a cushioning device. Subjects and Method: Motion pattern and activity duration of the tongue dorsum during swallowing were investigated in 55 volunteers. Results: The duration, amplitude and pattern of tongue movements during swallowing differed interindividually, whereas they were reproduced well intra-individually. We thus observed three characteristic variations in phases I and IIIb and two in phases IIb and IIIa. The movement pattern in phase IIa and in the rest phase was uniform. Conclusions: M-mode ultrasonography provides valid information on tongue movements without any side-effects and is thus a useful tool in the diagnosis and research of tongue functions in orthodontics and dentistry.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)17-25
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Orofacial Orthopedics
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Cushion scanning method
  • M-mode
  • Swallowing
  • Tongue movements
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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