[Nasal respiratory stenosis and maxillary hypoplasia. Changes after orthodontic treatment with rapid palatal expansion].

@article{Piccini1989NasalRS,
  title={[Nasal respiratory stenosis and maxillary hypoplasia. Changes after orthodontic treatment with rapid palatal expansion].},
  author={Alessandra Piccini and Roberto Giorgetti and Gemino Fiorelli},
  journal={Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di otorinolaringologia e chirurgia cervico-facciale},
  year={1989},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={375-80}
}
The relationship between hypoplasia of the upper maxillary bone and nasal respiratory insufficiency in a group of twenty infants with malocclusion being treated by rapid maxillary expansion (RME) were studied. Prior to treatment all patients presented endognatia with discrepancies of from -4 to -7 mm in the transverse basal skeleton. These were often associated with adenoid hypertrophy (70% of the cases), increased total nasal resistance (70%), oral respiration (80%) and middle ear diseases (30… CONTINUE READING