Distraction osteogenesis of the mandible for airway obstruction in children.

  title={Distraction osteogenesis of the mandible for airway obstruction in children.},
  author={James D. Sidman and David Sampson and Bryce Templeton},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={111 7},
OBJECTIVES Objectives of the study were to determine the effectiveness of distraction osteogenesis of the mandible to relieve airway obstruction in children with tongue-base airway obstruction and to describe the new surgical techniques developed for use in infants and young children. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized study. METHODS Analysis of 11 children with severe airway obstruction secondary to tongue-base obstruction was performed. Patients were between 2 weeks and 5.5 years of… CONTINUE READING


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