Distraction osteogenesis for tracheostomy dependent children with severe micrognathia.

@article{Rachmiel2012DistractionOF,
  title={Distraction osteogenesis for tracheostomy dependent children with severe micrognathia.},
  author={Adi Rachmiel and Samer Srouji and Omri Emodi and Dror Aizenbud},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={459-63}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pediatric populations is often associated with congenital craniofacial malformations resulting in decreased pharyngeal airway, which in severe cases leads to tracheostomy dependence. The purpose of this study was to use distraction osteogenesis to improve the airway and decannulate the tracheostomy. This study involved 11 OSA tracheostomy-dependent patients (age range, 4 months to 6 years) who underwent bilateral distraction in the mandibular body using… CONTINUE READING
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