Effects of head and body positions on 2- and 3-dimensional configuration of the oropharynx with jaw protruded: a magnetic resonance imaging study.

@article{Zhang2011EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of head and body positions on 2- and 3-dimensional configuration of the oropharynx with jaw protruded: a magnetic resonance imaging study.},
  author={Wei Zhang and Xiaomeng Song and Shin Ichi Masumi and Tatsurou Tanaka and Qingping Zhu},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2011},
  volume={111 6},
  pages={778-84}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of altering changing head and body positions on the 2- and 3-dimensional (3D) configuration of the oropharynx with jaw protrusion. STUDY DESIGN Twelve healthy individuals (8 male, 4 female) with no history of sleep disturbances were invited to participate. For each subject, an acrylic splint was made with the mandible in protruded position. Subjects were imaged using magnetic resonance imaging in 4 different jaw, head, and body… CONTINUE READING
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