Cephalometric analysis of modifications of the pharynx due to maxillo-mandibular advancement surgery in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Faria2013CephalometricAO,
  title={Cephalometric analysis of modifications of the pharynx due to maxillo-mandibular advancement surgery in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Ana L. C. Faria and Samuel Porf{\'i}rio Xavier and Susana N Silva and L V V Trawitzki and Francisco Ver{\'i}ssimo de Mello-Filho},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={579-84}
}
Cephalometry has been used to measure hard and soft facial tissues, as well as the pharyngeal air space for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The changes occurring in the pharynx due to maxillo-mandibular advancement (MMA) have not been established or quantified. The objective of this study was to identify the anatomical changes of the pharynx and of hard tissues that occur in patients with OSA after MMA. 19 patients with a polysomnographic diagnosis of OSA were submitted to… CONTINUE READING

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