Development of a test for evaluation of taste perception after tongue reduction

Chantal M. A. M. van der Horst, Mark J. C. Smeulders, Rogier M. S. Polsbroek, Jan H. Ravesloot

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When performing a tongue reduction a frequently asked question is how operation will influence taste of the patient. Different kinds of taste tests are designed, most of these being non-specific ways to determine taste sensation in which high concentration of taste solutions are used to detect if a person is able to taste. To be able to judge the influence of tongue reduction on taste we wanted to develop a validated test that could be used in early childhood. No specific tasting areas were found. This test can be used to evaluate tongue reduction procedures
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-454
JournalJournal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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