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GONCALVES, Rosa de Fátima Marques and CHEHTER, Ethel Zimberg. Masticatory profile of morbidly obese patients undergoing gastroplasty. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.3, pp.489-497. Epub Dec 08, 2011. ISSN 1982-0216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462011005000137.
PURPOSE: to trace a profile of morbidly obese patient chewing. METHOD: study matched for age and sex evaluated oral motor and chew of 40 morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery and 40 eutrophic with no complaints of chewing and/or swallowing. RESULTS: morbidly obese showed: change in praxis and variables of lips and tongue and change in mandible size upon evaluating the mastication process - fast pace, vertical movement of the jaw, large size of the pie, chewing scarcity and need for fluid during chewing; in evaluations of lateralized chewing - no food cut, fast pace, the vertical movement of the jaw, large size of the cake and a shortage of mastication. CONCLUSION: morbidly obese patients show chewing alterations.
Keywords : Mastication; Obesity; Morbid; Gastroplasty.