Research
Print page Print page
Switch language
The Capital Region of Denmark - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
Published

Trends of ankyloglossia and lingual frenotomy in hospital settings among children in Denmark

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. Post-operative recovery is not a limiting factor for adjuvant chemotherapy in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Time from injury to arrival at the trauma centre in patients undergoing interhospital transfer

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Face masks for the prevention of COVID-19 - Rationale and design of the randomised controlled trial DANMASK-19

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Experience from a COVID-19 first-line referral clinic in Greater Copenhagen

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Frequency of obstructive sleep apnoea in Danish truck drivers

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. Development of depression in patients with oral cavity cancer: a systematic review

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  2. Association between head and neck cancer and sexually transmitted diseases: a Danish nationwide, case-control study

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Circulating tumour DNA alterations as biomarkers for head and neck cancer: a systematic review

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  4. The current epidemic of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer: An 18-year Danish population-based study with 2,169 patients

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. High nodal FDG uptake increases risk of distant metastasis in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

View graph of relations

INTRODUCTION: It has been proposed that ankyloglossia and lingual frenotomy have increased. The aim of this study was to analyse the trends of ankyloglossia and lingual frenotomy among children treated in hospitals in Denmark in the 1996-2015 period.

METHODS: We included children aged 0-17 years registered with the diagnosis ankyloglossia (DQ381) or the procedure frenotomy (KEJC20) using nationwide hospital-based data from the Danish National Patient Registry in 1996-2015. The incidence during the study period and the average annual percentage change (AAPC) and age-specific incidences were calculated.

RESULTS: A total of 1,608 children were diagnosed with ankyloglossia (67% boys). The overall incidence of ankyloglossia increased from 3.2 per 100,000 in 1996 to 13.6 per 100,000 in 2015, corresponding to an AAPC of 7.1%. The age-specific incidence revealed a more than ten times higher incidence of ankyloglossia among patients less than one year old compared with those aged one year or above. In all, 3,625 frenotomy procedures were carried out (66% boys). The frequency of frenotomy increased from 5.1 per 100,000 in 1996 to 38.5 per 100,000 in 2015, corresponding to an AAPC of 11.1%. The age-specific incidence of frenotomy showed a more than thirty times higher frequency among children less than one year of age.

CONCLUSIONS: Ankyloglossia and frenotomy increased significantly during the period 1996-2015 among children in Denmark according to nationwide hospital data. Rates of both ankyloglossia and frenotomy were highest in children less than one year of age and among boys.

FUNDING: none.

TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDanish Medical Journal
Volume67
Issue number5
ISSN1603-9629
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020

ID: 59872841