[Experiences with distraction osteogenesis in therapy of severe peripheral airway obstruction in infancy and early childhood].

Abstract

Children with craniofacial malformations are at special risk for the development of peripheral airway obstruction. The problems are magnified in patients with retroposition or hypoplasia of the mandible. In these cases, the base of the tongue is posteriorly displaced, hereby decreasing the airway diameter. By application of distraction osteogenesis the… (More)

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@article{Schierle1998ExperiencesWD, title={[Experiences with distraction osteogenesis in therapy of severe peripheral airway obstruction in infancy and early childhood].}, author={Hannes P. Schierle and Henning Schliephake and Rupert Dempf and Joachim Freihorst}, journal={Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie : MKG}, year={1998}, volume={2 3}, pages={146-52} }